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Of particular concern is the deer tick (Ixodes scapularis), which is host to at least five potentially dangerous pathogens including Borrelia burgdorferi, Babesia microti, Anaplasma phagocytophilium, Borrelia miyamotoi, and Deer Tick Virus.
Then there is Deer Tick Virus, Anaplasmosis, Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness, and Erhlichiosis.
The deer tick virus, carried by the hard-bodied deer tick, was not considered a threat until 2001, when traces of the virus were found in the brain of a man that died from a mysterious encephalitis infection.