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Under a magnification of 6.5X, this image depicts a dorsal view of a soft tick, Ornithodoros hermsi, a known vector for the disease tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF), which is a bacterial infection characterized by recurring episodes of fever, headache, muscle and joint aches, and nausea. It is caused by certain species of Borrelia spirochetes.
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