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by Photos courtesy Robert Dill, Gene Ott, USDA Forest Service, USDa Agricultural Research Service. Graph source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Small, but packing a powerful punch, from top left, deer mouse, which carries hantavirus; culex mosquito, which carries West Nile virus; prairie dog, which carries plague; and wood tick, which carries Rocky Mountain spotted fever. http://www.hcn.org/allimages/2006/aug21/graphics/diseaselarge.jpg for a larger image

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