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Medical Term:

Rhipicephalus sanguineus


Definition: the brown dog tick, probably the most common and widespread species found on dogs in the U.S.; it may attack other animals but rarely attacks humans; it is a vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in Mexico and is a vector of the rickettsia of boutonneuse fever.

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