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Brown Dog Tick
Feeds on: Though this species primary feeds on dogs, it is known to bite a wide variety of hosts, opportunistically encountering humans and other domestic animals associated with dogs.
Pathogens transmitted: The brown dog tick is a known vector of numerous pathogens including canine ehrlichiosis (Ehrlichia canis), canine babesiosis (Babesia canis vogeli), and canine hepatozoonosis (Hepatozoon canis) in dogs, as well as Rocky Mountain spotted fever (Rickettsia rickettsii), and tick bite fever (Rickettsia conorii) in humans.
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