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- Schumacher, Lauren B.M., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Vector borne and zoonotic diseases 2018 v.18 no.11 pp. 579-587
- Amblyomma americanum; Dermacentor; Rickettsia rickettsii; adults; females; fever; guinea pigs; hematophagy; larvae; mixed infection; nymphs; pathogens; symbionts; ticks; transovarial transmission; vector competence; viability; United States
- ... Although Dermacentor spp. ticks are considered the primary vectors of Rickettsia rickettsii in the United States, other North American tick species are also capable of transmitting the agent, including the lone star tick—Amblyomma americanum. The lone star tick is an aggressive human-biting tick abundant in the South, Central, and Mid-Atlantic United States, which has been shown to be a competent ...
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