Ornithodoros


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Ornithodoros

 [or″nĭ-thod´o-ros]
a genus of soft-bodied ticks, many species of which are reservoirs and vectors of the spirochetes (Borrelia) of relapsing fevers.

Ornithodoros

(ōr'ni-thod'ŏ-rŭs),
A genus of soft ticks (family Argasidae), several species of which are vectors of pathogens of various relapsing fevers. They are characterized by a capitulum hidden below the hood and by disks and mamillae of the integument that are continuous from dorsal to ventral surfaces in a variety of patterns.
[G. ornis (ornith-), bird, + doros, a leather bag]

Ornithodoros

/Or·ni·thod·o·ros/ (or″nĭ-thod´ah-ros) a genus of soft-bodied ticks, many species of which are reservoirs and vectors of the spirochetes (Borrelia) of relapsing fevers.

Ornithodoros

[ôr′nithod′ərəs]
Etymology: Gk, ornis, bird, doros, leather bag
a genus of ticks, some species of which are vectors for the spirochetes of relapsing fevers.

Or·ni·thod·o·ros

(ōr-ni-thod'ŏ-rŏs)
A genus of soft ticks, several species of which are vectors of pathogens of various relapsing fevers.
[G. ornis (ornith-), bird, + doros, a leather bag]
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3% of the ticks, including Hyalomma sp, Rhipicephalus sp and Ornithodoros sp, were infected with CCHFV.
We have Ornithodoros turicata found throughout Florida, in southern Georgia, along the Gulf Coast, and from Kansas to East Texas," says Endris.
In order to investigate Ornithodoros tholozani infection of Borrelia spirochetes, experiments were carried out in 3 different stages.
The specific vector of this spirochete is the Ornithodoros hermsi tick (7), which is found in higher-elevation coniferous forests where its preferred rodent hosts, primarily squirrels and chipmunks, are also found (6).
4 Argas persicus, and 138 Ornithodoros sonrai) from 55 burrows inside of 16 human dwellings were collected.
Tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) is caused by several Borrelia species that are transmitted through the bites of Ornithodoros ticks (1).
Ornithodoros papillipes ticks that were sucking blood from guinea pigs infected with Rickettsia sibirica, the agent of North Asian tick typhus, were found to be infected with the bacterium (28).
Most field strains of ASFV can persistently infect Ornithodoros ticks, including the species O.
This finding is not surprising knowing the large geographic distribution of the suspected tick vectors, Ornithodoros savignyi and Hyalomma dromedarii (12,13); however, neither hemorrhagic fever nor AHFV infection has been reported from either region.
To the Editor: Tickborne relapsing fever (TBRF) is caused by several Borrelia species and transmitted by argasid soft ticks of the genus Ornithodoros.
Tick-borne relapsing fever, an infection endemic to many parts of the world, especially Africa and the Mediterranean basin, is mainly attributed to Borrelia persica and transmitted by Ornithodoros tholozani ticks.