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The program focuses on the blacklegged tick, which is responsible for transmitting over 99% of all tickborne diseases reported in Vermont.
Blacklegged ticks, or deer ticks, which transmit Lyme disease, are also moving northward and are now established throughout most of southern Canada.
White-tailed deer are the primary hosts for adult blacklegged ticks, and white-footed mice and other small mammals are reservoirs of B.
Seven common human-biting species of ticks endemic to the United States are the American dog tick, blacklegged tick, brown dog tick, Gulf Coast tick, Lone Star tick, Rocky Mountain wood tick, and the western blacklegged tick.
Tick timebomb Lyme disease is transmitted via the bite of blacklegged ticks, says Mount Sinai geriatrician Patricia Bloom, MD.
Lyme disease in North America is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans via the skin through the bite of infected blacklegged Ixodes scapularis ticks.
But scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Mayo Clinic have discovered that a second, related species of bacteria, Borrelia mayortii, can infect people who have been bitten by the blacklegged deer tick.
In Nova Scotia, Canada, the vector is the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis.
Scientists predict that Lyme disease will continue to spread as climate change causes an increase in the humid summer conditions and mild fall weather favored by the tiny blacklegged deer tick, which is the most common transmitter of Lyme disease.
Although blacklegged deer ticks prefer mice, birds and deer, they can bite other warm-blooded mammals--including you and your dog.
The blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) spreads the disease in the Northeastern, Mid-Atlantic and NorthCentral United States, and the Western blacklegged tick (Ixodes pacificus) spreads the disease on the Pacific Coast.
"Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks,''according to the CDC.