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noun

  • A North American tick which infests wild and domestic animals, often found clinging to plants and responsible for transmitting spotted fever.
    • Genus Dermacentor, family Ixodidae, in particular D. andersoni
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    • The disease that may best explain Clark's Three Forks fever is Colorado tick fever, a viral infection transmitted by the wood tick.
    • The bacteria Rickettsia rickettsii that cause an RMSF infection are carried by the dog tick in the eastern United States and by the wood tick in the Rocky Mountain states.
    • The wood tick is the principal vector in the western United States, whereas the dog tick is the most common vector in the eastern and southern United States.

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