Lone Star Tick


Vector of Disease

The role of Amblyomma americanum as a vector of disease in dogs is uncertain, but Lone star ticks infected with the agents of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease occur in nature. The ticks are furthermore suspected in transmission of tick paralysis in dogs.

Notorious as a pest attacking man, livestock, and wildlife, this species is responsible for severe losses of deer and damage to livestock.

Lone star ticks furthermore transmit tularemia (hunter's disease) to humans.


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