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Gulf Coast tick (Amblyomma maculatum)
  • Published Date:
    8/27/10
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 1.39 MB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (U.S.). Division of Vector-Borne Diseases.
  • Document Type:
  • Description:
    Approximate distribution of the Gulf Coast tick.

    The Gulf Coast tick resides in coastal areas of the United States along the Atlantic coast and the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf Coast tick can transmit Rickettsia parkeri rickettsiosis, a form of spotted fever. A. maculatum larvae and nymphs feed on birds and small rodents, while adult ticks feed on deer and other wildlife. Adult ticks have been associated with transmission of R. parkeri to humans.

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