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Do Bloodsuckers Carry Diseases?

Some bloodsuckers carry diseases.

Some ticks in Texas are vectors for Lyme Disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. A vector is something that carries a disease that does not actually have the disease itself.

In Texas, Lyme Disease is the most serious disease carried by the bloodsuckers you have learned about.

Some ticks are easy to find, but other ticks are very little – about as big as the lead of your pencil – so they can be hard to spot.