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  • Ixodes scapularis

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    Ixodes scapularis

    This image shows an adult deer tick, Ixodes scapularis, which transmits Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease.

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