A tick and its eggs. This tick can transmit several tick-borne diseases, including Powassan encephalitis, which killed a former NC Senator.

This female Ixodes scapularis tick was in the process of laying her clutch of eggs. After feeding, an adult Ixodes scapularis female lays approximately 2,000 – 4,000 eggs. These ticks can transmit numerous diseases, including Lyme, babesiosis, human anaplasmosis, and Powassan encephalitis. Credit: CDC

tick-born diseases, environmental health

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