Definition of Ixodes dammini
1. Noun. A northeastern tick now recognized as same species as Ixodes scapularis.
Generic synonyms: Hard Tick, Ixodid
Group relationships: Genus Ixodes, Ixodes
Medical Definition of Ixodes dammini
1. A species that is a vector of Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdorferi) and human babesiosis (Babesia microti) in the U.S. Bites causing Lyme disease in humans are from nymphal ticks about the size of a pencil point, infected with B. Burgdorferi from white-footed field mice. Adult ticks complete their two-year life cycle feeding on deer. (05 Mar 2000)
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