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Arthropod-Borne Microbes

Only the ones found in the United States are listed below

Bacteria (vector)

Disease

Yersina pestis (flea) Plague
Rickettsia akari (mite) Rickettsial pox
Rickettsia rickettsia (tick) Rocky Mountain Spotted fever
Rickettsia prowazekii (louse) Sporadic typhus
Rickettsia typhi (flea) Murine typhus
Francisella tularensis (tick, fly) Tularemia
Borrelia sp. (tick) Endemic Relapsing fever
Borrelia burgdorferi (tick) Lyme disease
Ehrlichia. chaffeensis (tick) Human monocytic ehrlichiosis
Ehrlichia equi (tick) Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis
Bartonella quintana (louse) Trench fever, Bacillary Angiomatosis, Bacillary Peliosis 

 

Parasites (vector)

Disease

Babesia microti (tick) Babesiosis
Diphyllobothrium spirometra (Copepod) Sparganosis
Diphylidium caninum (flea) Dog tapeworm 
Hymenolepsis nana (flour beetle) Hymenolepsis
Hymenolepsis diminuta (flea) Rat tapeworm

 

Viruses (vector)

Disease

CTF virus, Eyach virus, or strain S6-14-03 (Reoviridae) (tick) Colorado Tick Fever
Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus
(Togaviridae) (Mosquito)
Encephalitis
La Crosse Encephalitis virus
(Bunyaviridae) (Mosquito)
Encephalitis
St. Louis Encephalitis virus
(Flaviviridae) (Mosquito)
Encephalitis
Western Equine Enchephalitis virus
(Togaviridae) (Mosquito)
Encephalitis
California Enchephalitis virus (Bunyaviridae) (Mosquito) Encephalitis
West Nile Fever virus (Mosquito) Fevers and encephalitis
Heartland virus (phlebovirus; tick; two cases in Northwestern Missouri) Fever, diarrhea, fatigue, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia

Last revised 8/9/13
 
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