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Michael L. Levin, PhD, Medical Entomology Laboratory Director, Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Genus Cosmiomma contains a single species, C hippopotamensis, which is found in southwestern and eastern Africa. It feeds primarily on white and black rhinoceroses and less frequently on antelopes.
A client calls her veterinarian because she has found a tick on her dog and she is not sure how to remove it. Which of the following is the most appropriate instruction for tick removal?