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Western Black-Legged Tick

Western Black-Legged Tick

Western black-legged tick

Source: Public Health Image Library (PHIL). James Gathany; William Nicholshon. Available online: http://phil.cdc.gov.

Western black-legged ticks are one of two types of ticks in the United States that carry Lyme disease bacteria.

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Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Christine Hahn, MD - Epidemiology
Last Revised August 21, 2012

Last Revised: August 21, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Christine Hahn, MD - Epidemiology

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