soft tick


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Synonyms for soft tick

tick lacking a dorsal shield and having mouth parts on the under side of the head

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Although it is known that soft ticks are the only vector for TBRF, no soft ticks were found or trapped.
Once infected, these soft ticks are infectious for life (2) and transmit the spirochete to sleeping humans quickly (possibly within 30 seconds) during short feeds (15-90 minutes) (1-3).
For tick collections visits to villagers' houses, animal and poultry shelters were done by daylight in localities favorable to the nocturnal feeding habits of the soft tick vector, and people were randomly questioned regarding their geographic origin and the frequency of tick bites.
Soft ticks are leathery and nonscutate (no shield), without sexual dimorphism (Figure 1B).
Hyalomma * Rhipicephalus * Boophilus * Soft tick Argasidae * Lack a scutum.
Soft ticks are covered by a leathery, highly folded skin, granulated in appearance.
Hard ticks have one nymphal stage, whereas soft ticks may have more.
Soft ticks have a long life-span and can preserve the CCHF virus for long periods, potentially providing a persistent virus reservoir, for infection of the corresponding livestock and hard ticks in a region, and consequently, possible outbreaks of CCHF.
Soft tick species may also undergo more than one nymphal molt before reaching the adult stage.
This spirochete is transmitted to humans by the soft tick Ornithodoros hermsi, which usually is associated with the nests of chipmunks and other wild rodents (1).
The mattress will have a pillow top and feature a soft tick construction designed by Bekaert on Belgium damask.
An engorged soft tick was found in her bedroom, and removal of house siding revealed multiple rodent nests from which approximately 30 Ornithodaros hermsi ticks were recovered.
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.
One live soft tick (Ornithodoros hermsi), four chipmunks, one wood rat, and two deer mice were recovered.
Isolation of cell lines and a rickettsial endosymbiont from the soft tick Carios capensis (Acari: Argasidae: Ornithodorinae).