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ID#:15993
Description:Its abdomen engorged with a host blood meal, this image depicts a lateral, or side view of a female blacklegged, deer tick, Ixodes scapularis.
The blacklegged or deer tick, Ixodes scapularis, transmits Lyme disease, a disease caused by a spiral shaped bacterial microbe, Borrelia burgdorferi. This disease is known from Europe, Africa, Asia, and in almost all the United States. It is especially common in the Northeast, in Minnesota and in northern California. This larval tick is no bigger than the size of the period at the end of this sentence.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Gary Alpert - Urban Pests - Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Creation Date:2013
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Links:Urban Pests - Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Deer Tick
CDC – National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD); Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease Transmission
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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