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Ixodes

 [ik-so´dēz]
a genus of arthropods, the hard ticks (family Ixodidae); some species are vectors of disease.

Ixodes

(ik-sō'dēz),
A genus of hard ticks (family Ixodidae), many species of which are parasitic on humans and animals; they are characterized by an anal groove surrounding the anus anteriorly, absence of eyes and festoons, and marked sexual dimorphism; about 40 species have been described from North America.
[G. ixōdēs, sticky, like bird-lime, fr. ixos, mistletoe, + eidos, form]

Ixodes

/Ix·o·des/ (iks-o´dēz) a genus of parasitic ticks (family Ixodidae); some species are disease vectors.

Ixodes

[iksō′dēz]
Etymology: Gk, sticky
a genus of parasitic hard-shelled ticks associated with the transmission of a variety of infections, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, erlichiosis, and babesiosis.
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Ixodes scapularis

Ix·o·des

(ik-sō'dēz)
A genus of hard ticks (family Ixodidae), many species of which are parasitic on humans and animals; they are characterized by an anal groove surrounding the anus anteriorly, absence of eyes and festoons, and marked sexual dimorphism; about 40 species have been described from North America.
[G. ixōdēs, sticky, like bird-lime, fr. ixos, mistletoe, + eidos, form]

Ixodes

a genus of hard-bodied ticks in the family Ixodidae. Some species are vectors of disease.

Ixodes angustus
a dog tick.
Ixodes canisuga
a dog tick found also on foxes and occasionally other species in Europe.
Ixodes cookei
found on most species.
Ixodes cornuatus
found on dogs and other species in Australia; may cause paralysis.
Ixodes dammini
a three-host tick, important transmitter of Borrelia burgdorferi in the USA.
Ixodes hexagonus
the hedgehog tick, found also on dogs and other species in Europe.
Ixodes holocyclus
a tick of bandicoots in Australia; found also on other species. Transmits Coxiella burnetii and causes tick paralysis by a toxin secreted by its salivary glands. It also produces a cardiovascular component which causes intense vasoconstriction, high blood pressure and death.
Ixodes kingi
the rotund tick of dogs.
Ixodes loricatus
a very rare infestation in New World primates.
Ixodes muris
the mouse tick, found on dogs.
Ixodes ornithorhynchi
the platypus tick.
Ixodes pacificus
the California black-legged tick, found on most species.
Ixodes persulcatus
transmits Babesia spp.
Ixodes pilosus
bush, sour-veld or russet tick found on most species. Does not cause paralysis.
Ixodes ricinus
the castor-bean tick, found on many species of mammals and birds in Europe. Transmits Babesia divergens, B. bovis, Anaplasma, tick pyemia, Coxiella burnetii, several human encephalitides and also causes paralysis.
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Ixodes ricinus. By permission from Samour J, Avian Medicine, Mosby, 2000
Ixodes rubicundus
infests most species but not cat, horse or bird. Causes paralysis.
Ixodes rugosus
found on dogs.
Ixodes scapularis
shoulder or black-legged tick; found on most species. May transmit anaplasmosis and tularemia.
Ixodes sculptus
found on dogs.
Ixodes texanus
found on dogs.
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Concurrent Borrelia burgdorferi and Babesia microti infection in nymphal Ixodes dammini.
High prevalence of Borrelia lusitaniae in Ixodes ricinus ticks in Tunisia.
The Lyme disease (LD) epidemic, caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, was first detected in North America in the late 1970s in association with expansion of populations of the tick Ixodes scapularis in northeastern and upper midwestern states of the United States (Spielman 1994).
The deer tick, Ixodes scapularis, presents an ideal example of a disease vector that depends profoundly on climate and landscape patterns (Frank et al.
One of the tick species involved in Lyme disease transmission is Ixodes scapularis (Say), which is currently well established in several areas of the northeastern, southeastern, and midwestern United States.
Borrelia miyamotoi infections among wild rodents show age and month independence and correlation with Ixodes persulcatus larval attachment in Hokkaido, Japan.
All 1,040 ticks were identified as Ixodes ricinus, the most common tick that transmits B.
and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in the wood tick Ixodes ricinus in the Province of Trento, Italy.
Novel exposure sites for nymphal Ixodes pacificus within picnic areas.
Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis in rodents in an area with sympatric existence of the hard ticks Ixodes ricinus and Dermacentor reticulatus, Germany.
Nymphs of the genus Ixodes (Acari:Ixodidae) of the United States: taxonomy, identification key, distribution, hosts and medical/veterinary importance.
A new tick-borne encephalitis-like virus infecting New England deer ticks, Ixodes dammini.