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New Tick Species Found in Australia

3/28/2017

For the first time in over 50 years, a new tick species has been identified in Australia. It’s found almost exclusively on the woylie, or brush-tailed bettong, an endangered marsupial that has seen a decline in number of 90% over the past 7 years.

Read more about the new tick and efforts to save its host at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Read more about related Ixodes tick species in the Merck Veterinary Manual.