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blacklegged tick life stages on U.S. dime

blacklegged tick life stages on U.S. dime

The blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) is the primary vector of the bacteria that cause Lyme disease in the United States. A new study by CDC researchers provides a county-level map of the presence of such ticks confirmed to be carrying the bacteria that cause Lyme disease—though the distribution of ticks that can carry it is much wider. (Image courtesy of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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