Case #447 – July, 2017

An engorged tick was delivered to a laboratory for identification. Figures AE show morphologic features observed using a dissecting microscope. What is your identification? Based on what features?

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This case was kindly provided by Cadham Provincial Public Health Laboratory, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

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