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ar·ga·sid

(ar-gas'id),
Common name for members of the family Argasidae.

argasid

/ar·ga·sid/ (ahr´gah-sid)
1. a tick of the family Argasidae.
2. pertaining to a tick of the genus Argas.

ar·ga·sid

(ahr'gǎ-sid)
Common name for members of the family Argasidae.
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During the 2007 and 2009 study periods, we collected 369 rodents and insectivores and 222 ixodid and 128 argasid ticks from 6 localities in Kyrgyzstan (Figure 1; Table 1) in accordance with animal subject review boards of Texas Tech University and the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Argasid and nuttallielid ticks as parasites and vectors.
tested Carios kelleyi ticks, argasid tick species found on bats, from residential and community buildings in Iowa, for Anaplasma, Bartonella, Borrelia, Coxiella, and Rickettsia spp.
For example, a novel spirochete that is closely related to the relapsing fever agent Borrelia turicatae has recently been detected in Carios kelleyi, an argasid bat tick (2,3).
To the Editor: Tick-borne relapsing fever in western North America is a zoonosis caused by spirochetes in the genus Borrelia that are transmitted by argasid ticks of the genus Ornithodoros (1).
Tickborne relapsing fever in humans in North America is most often caused by the spirochete Borrelia hermsii, which is transmitted by its argasid tick vector, Ornithodoros hermsi (1).
heilongjiangensis infections, and as a reaction to argasid tick bites (21-23).
turicatae, both relapsing fever agents transmitted by argasid ticks, and for B.
Therefore, tick-borne transmission studies were performed with an ixodid (Ixodes ricinus) and an argasid tick species (Ornithodoros moubata).
They draw on papers published from 2000 to 2010 to describe the factors behind the emergence of tick-borne diseases; the basic biology of 25 key tick species in the regions and their life cycles, geographical distributions, and significance as vectors, with photos; factors responsible for the spread and distribution of ticks, including climate, land use, and animal movement; tick-borne infections; the geographical distribution of tick-borne pathogens and the vector ticks; and the surveillance and control of ticks and tick-borne diseases, including sampling methods and control options for ixodids and argasids.