That the tick, Dermacentor andersoni Stiles, was the vehicle of transmission for the disease Rocky Mountain spotted fever was first suggested by Wilson and Chowning (1902). The disease itself has been recognized since 1873, being first known from the Bitter Root Valley of Montana. The first medical record, however, was reported from Idaho by Wood (1896).
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Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Coffey, Marvin Dale, "Some preliminary studies of Rocky Mountain spotted fever vectors in Utah" (1953). Theses and Dissertations. 7660.
Rocky mountain spotted fever