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Scientists explore tick salivary glands as tool to study virus transmission, infection

Scientists explore tick salivary glands as tool to study virus transmission, infection

The salivary glands of some tick species could become important research tools for studying how viruses are transmitted from ticks to mammals, and for developing preventive medical countermeasures. Tick salivary glands usually block transmission, but a new study focuses on the role of salivary glands in spreading flaviviruses from black-legged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) to mammals.

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