June 21, 2017

Common Tick-Related Illnesses

There are many diseases that can be passed from ticks to humans. The most well-known tick-related disease in the U.S. is Lyme disease, which is primarily spread by the blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) throughout the northeastern United States, and by the Pacific blacklegged tick (Ixodes pacificus) along the Pacific coastline. But, it is only one of many common illnesses spread by ticks. The...

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