Tick Facts

Ixodes, or black-legged tick. This is the "deer" tick. Transmits Lyme Disease, Ehrlichiosis, and Babesiosis (Babesia). Originally, the belief was, that a new tick, Ixodes Dammini, was the vector for Lyme Disease. Research completed in 1993 found that they were actually the same tick.

Amblyomma, or the Lone Star Tick, transmits Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever,

Dermacentor, or American Dog Tick, can transmit Colorado Tick Fever, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

Tick Diseases

Lyme DiseaseBabesiosis (Babesia)
EhrlichiosisColorado Tick Fever
Relapsing FeverRocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Tick ParalysisTularemia

Ticks Pictures

Tick pictures at LymeNet
Tick pictures at the Lyme Disease Foundation


Tick Map

Tick distribution map done by the CDC. To save on downloading time, you can view it here
The Original map and written explanation of tick vectors which transmit the Lyme disease bacteria shown by county. In South Carolina, the tick is the Ixodes Scapularis, or black-legged tick.


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