Western Black-Legged Tick

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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.

Current as of: February 11, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Christine Hahn, MD - Infectious Disease, Epidemiology
W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease