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This female Ixodes scapularis tick was in the process of laying her clutch of eggs.
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After feeding, an adult Ixodes scapularis female lays approximately 2,000 – 4,000 eggs. These ticks are vectors of borreliosis (including Lyme disease), babesiosis, human anaplasmosis, and Powassan encephalitis.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Sue Partridge
Creation Date:2017
Photo Credit:James Gathany
CDC Organization
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