and nuttalliellid ticks as parasites and vectors.
ticks can be found in well-established colonies of bats, where high transfer of ectoparasites occurs (Guerrero, 1996).
FREQUENCIES OF VARIOUS SPECIES OF ARGASID
TICKS COLLECTED FROM HUMAN DWELLINGS IN VARIOUS VILLAGES IN BIJAR COUNTY, KURDISTAN PROVINCE, IRAN DURING SUCCESSIVE SEASONS FROM THE WINTER OF 2002 THROUGH THE AUTUMN OF 2003.
(11) Ixodid ticks have a hard dorsal plate or scutum, which is absent in the soft-bodied, argasid
turicatae, which are transmitted to humans by argasid
(soft) ticks of the genus Ornithodoros.
In the western, northwestern, and foothill regions of the Alborz Mountains, the Argasid
soft tick Ornithodoros tholozani is commonplace and accounts for [approximately equal to] 60% of TBRF cases attributed to Borrelia persica.
(P) arboreus,and a standardized rearing method for Argasid
reflexus; an argasid
(soft) tick which mainly infests pigeons, but occasionally infests mammals.
The remaining pages are divided among dscussions of fleas, lice, bedbugs, triatomine bugs, cockroaches, mites, and argasid
and ixodid ticks.
Thirteen ixodid tick species and two argasid
species were shown to be susceptible to nematodes, with adults apparently being more susceptible (SAMISH, 2000).
Characteristics of the transphase and transovarial transmission of Rickettsia sibirica by ixodid and argasid
ticks [in Russian].
Transmission of Leptospira pomona by the argasid
tick, Ornithodoros turicata, and the persistance of this organism in its tissues.
African swine fever virus infection in the argasid
host, Ornithodoros porcinus porcinus.
To the Editor: Tickborne relapsing fever (TBRF) is caused by several Borrelia species and transmitted by argasid
soft ticks of the genus Ornithodoros.