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In Illinois, the lone star tick, the American dog tick and the deer tick carry the bacteria that causes ehrlichiosis. 5.
That's a problem, because like the deer ticks that spread Lyme disease, East Asian ticks have been known to spread a deadly virus called SFTS, which stands for severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome.
That disease is the Powassan virus, which is transmitted by deer ticks just like Lyme disease.
Also, a deer tick was discovered last fall on the clothing of a volunteer who was working in the woods; ticks can carry bacteria that causes Lyme disease.
As temperatures increase, the deer tick population may expand to Alaska as well.
The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks placed 4-poster feeds in four parks in Columbia, Ellicott City and Elkridge to combat deer ticks.
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DEER TICK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of deer tick for English Language Learners
: a very small insect found in the eastern U.S. and in Canada that usually feeds on deer and that can give the person or animal it bites various diseases (such as Lyme disease)
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