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Ixodes scapularis

Ixodes scapularis
Ixodes scapularis

This photo shows an adult deer tick, Ixodes scapularis , which transmits the protozoa that causes babesiosis and the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.

Image courtesy of James Gathany via the Public Health Image Library of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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