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American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis) male

American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis) male

The American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), male shown here, is a vector for several human diseases, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever. This male was collected at a state park in South Carolina. A new article in the Journal of Medical Entomology highlights problems with current government policy for managing vector-borne disease and the insects and arthropods that carry them and offers several recommendations for improvement. (Photo by Kyndall Dye-Braumuller, BCE)

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