Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (AI099919)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (P20RR016476)
Agricultural Research Service (2017-67016-26864)
Received: 9 February 2018
Accepted: 30 July 2018
First Online: 13 August 2018
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: Use of animals for tick blood-feeding was approved by the IACUC of the University of Southern Mississippi.
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