ID#: 10868
Description: Caption:
This photograph depicts a dorsal view of a male Rocky Mountain wood tick, Dermacentor andersoni. This tick species is a known North American vector of Rickettsia rickettsii, which is the etiologic agent of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). See PHIL 10869, for a side-by-side comparative view of both a male and female D. andersoni tick.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Dr. Christopher Paddock
Creation Date: 2008
Photo Credit: James Gathany
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.