Caption: Deer tick head (Ixodes scapularis). A blood sucking arachnid that can cause disease in humans and animals. Ixodes sp. can transmit Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. This disease is characterized by fever and joint inflammation.
Magnification*: x44
Type: SEM
Copyright 2004 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Keywords: arachnid,arachnid vector,Arachnids,blood sucking,deer tick,disease vector,human disease,insect vector,invertebrate,invertebrates,Ixodes scapularis,lyme disease,SEM,tick,07.01.06,21102B