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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.

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.