A ticking time bomb hidden in plain sight

Sci Transl Med. 2023 Oct 18;15(718):eadi7829. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.adi7829. Epub 2023 Oct 18.


The deer tick transmits nearly half of the known tick-borne pathogens in the United States, and its expanding geographic range increases the risk of human infection. To decrease the abundance of and infection risk from deer ticks, approaches that include vaccines for human use and for animal hosts are desired.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Ixodes*
  • Tick Infestations*