An important North American species that is parasitic on humans or other mammals during some part of its life cycle. It may cause tick paralysis and is a vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, scrub typhus, tularemia, brucellosis, Q fever, and several forms of viral encephalomyelitis. SYN: SEE: wood tick
A species similar to D. andersoni, and the main vector for Rocky Mountain spotted fever in the central and eastern U.S. It is parasitic to dogs, horses, cattle, rabbits, and humans.
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