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Chapter 9 Vocab/ques


Vectors carriers of pathogens
What must happen for a pathogen to be transmitted by a mosquito vector? pathogen must migrate to the mosquito salivary gland and replicate there.
How do lice remain attached to their hosts? by means of legs, claws, and teeth that are well adapted to grasping.
Name a disease transmitted by flea vectors. plague
How do mites directly cause disease? by burrowing into skin and inducing an intense allergic response
Name 2 organisms, their diseases, and the tick vectors that spread them. Dermacentor andersoni--richetsia rickettsii--rock mtn spotted fever---ixodes scapularis--borrelia burgdorferi--lyme disease
Created by: heatherlvn