The causative agent of tularemia, or rabbit fever, is a bacterium (Francisella tularensis) carried by the Rocky Mountain wood tick
, American dog tick, and lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum).
This disease can be contracted anywhere the wood tick
Time relationships of the wood tick
in the transmission of Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in the wood tick
Ixodes ricinus in the Province of Trento, Italy.
Investigation of the "transovarial transmission" of Rickettsia rickettsii in the wood tick
, Dermacentor andersoni.
Transmission of the bacterium occurs primarily through bites from arthropods, including the dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), the wood tick
Hereditary transmission of tularemia infection by the wood tick
, Dermacentor andersoni Stiles.
Three ixodid tick species are important vectors in the United States: the American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), the Rocky Mountain wood tick
rickettsii in the Rocky Mountain wood tick
, Dermacentor andersoni (13).
Both sub-adult stages of the wood tick
Ixodes ricinus infrequently co-infest mice and voles in nature; on approximately 1 in 20 small rodents, larvae co-feed with spirochete-infected nymphs.