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Medical Term:

Amblyomma americanum

 

Definition: the Lone Star tick, a species that is an important pest and vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and human ehrlichiosis, found primarily in the southern U.S. and northern Mexico; it occurs on dogs and many other hosts, including other domestic animals, birds, and humans, whom it bites in larval, nymphal, and adult stages.

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