White-tailed Deer and Eco-friendly Supply Chain

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Rheygan Reed
Felicia Jefferson


Both humans and deer have the potential to contract the intracellular bacterium that is transmitted by the bite of the Amblyomma americanum tick. This tick is a vector for the illnesses Ehrlichia chaffeensis and Ehrlichosis ewingii. They are intracellular bacteria that are gram-negative and can be discovered as individuals or clusters in the cytoplasm of an infected host cell. These bacteria live in membrane- lined vacuoles within the infected host cell. The effect of deer reduction on blacklegged tick has been done on various areas, and the results illustrated that the number of adults, nymphs, and larvae ticks all decreased as a result of the absence of deer. With community-wide prevention methods being appealing, the deer reduction is, to the best of our knowledge, the only other stated measure that acts at a community level and treats deer topically. The procedure for keeping the zoo's eco-friendly supply chain maintained could stand to benefit from the facts presented in this article.

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