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Hard Ticks That Transmit Relapsing Fever
Hard Ticks That Transmit Relapsing Fever
Hard Ticks That Transmit Relapsing Fever

Ixodes scapularis (the deer tick) is a species of hard tick that transmits relapsing fever.

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