Ticks

TICKS VECTORS (For more information about ticks click here)

Latin Name (Common Name): Diseases they can transmit

Ixodes scapularis (deer tick or black legged tick): Lyme, babesiosis, anaplasmosis, Powassan encephalitis, tick paralysis, tularemia, Bartonella

Amblyomma americanum (lone star tick): Human monocytic ehrlichiosis, STARI, tularemia, tick paralysis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF)

Dermacentor variabilis (American dog tick): RMSF, tularemia, human monocytic ehrlichiosis

Dermacentor andersoni (wood tick): RMSF, tularemia, Colorado tick fever, tick paralysis, Q fever

Ixodes pacificus (western black legged tick): Lyme, babesiosis, anaplasmosis, bartonella

Amblyomma maculatum (Gulf Coast tick): Rickettsia parkeri rickettsiosis http://www.cdc.gov/otherspottedfever

Dermacentor occidentalis (Pacific Coast tick): Pacific Coast tick fever (PCTF) – Rickettsia philipii