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  • transmit
  • Ticks are blood-sucking ectoparasites of great medical and veterinary significance that can transmit bacteria, protozoa, fungi and viruses, and cause a variety of human and animal diseases worldwide. (ijbs.com)
  • Rocky Mountain wood ticks ( Dermacentor andersoni ) are known to transmit RMSF in the Rocky Mountain regions and Canada. (wisc.edu)
  • Ricketts was also able to show that infected ticks could transmit the disease transovarially to their offspring (Ricketts 1909). (wisc.edu)
  • Africa
  • There are three tick families: the Ixodidae (hard ticks), the Argasidae (soft ticks), and the Nuttalliellidae (restricted to southern Africa) [ 2 , 3 ]. (ijbs.com)
  • In central, eastern, and southern Africa, the disease is often caused by Borrelia duttonii , which is transmitted by the soft tick Ornithodoros moubata . (oup.com)
  • species
  • We estimate that Rickettsia montanensis , a spotted fever group species which has not yet been shown to cause human illness, was present in 5-15% of the ticks. (wisc.edu)
  • important
  • Ticks are obligate blood-sucking ectoparasites of a wide range of animals and humans, which currently are considered as the second most important transmitters of a range of pathogens [ 1 ]. (ijbs.com)
  • The Ixodidae is the most important tick family of medical and veterinary importance, which consists of the prostriate and metastriate ticks [ 4 ]. (ijbs.com)
  • found
  • 2006). American dog ticks ( Dermacentor variabilis ) are found primarily in the eastern and Midwestern states but can be found in some areas in California. (wisc.edu)