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This golden-mantled ground squirrel, Callospermophilus lateralis, is one of the primary natural hosts to the Rocky Mountain wood tick, Dermacentor andersoni, see PHIL 10865, which is the vector responsible for transmitting the Coltivirus, the cause of Colorado tick fever (CTF), to humans.
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