Accession Number : ADA188181


Title :   Ticks of Medical Importance Occurring in the Western Hemisphere


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 1986-Jun 1987


Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX


Personal Author(s) : Goddard, Jerome


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a188181.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1987


Pagination or Media Count : 71


Abstract : This publication, serving as a handbook for medical and pest control personnel, describes each tick species of medical importance occuring in the Western Hemisphere. Guidance for the identification of these species as well as discussions about the diseases they harbor and transmit are included. In addition, appropriate tick control measures and suggestions for proper tick removal from humans are presented. Keywords: Tickborne diseases; Lyme Disease; Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever; Tularemia; Colorado Tick Fever; Babesiosis; Tick Paralysis; Canine Ehrlichiosis in Humans; Ornithodoros; Amblyomma; Dermacentor; Ixodes; Rhipicephalus.


Descriptors :   *TICKS , *TICKBORNE DISEASES , REMOVAL , MOBILIZATION , HUMANS , PERSONNEL , HANDBOOKS , WEST(DIRECTION) , HEMISPHERES , TAXONOMY , FEVERS , COLORADO , PEST CONTROL , PARALYSIS , INSECT CONTROL , RICKETTSIA RICKETTSII , TULAREMIA


Subject Categories : Biology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE