Amblyomma


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Amblyomma

 [am″ble-om´ah]
a genus of ticks, comprising approximately 100 species, which are vectors of various disease-producing organisms. A. america´num is the Lone Star tick, a species widely distributed from the southern United States to South America and is a vector of rocky mountain spotted fever. A. cajennen´se is found in many parts of the Americas and is a vector of São Paulo fever, a form of typhus. A. macula´tum is the Gulf Coast tick, which mainly infests cattle and is widely distributed in the Americas; its bite causes painful sores that serve as sites of screwworm infections and secondary bacterial and fungal infections.

Amblyomma

(am'blē-om'ă),
A genus of ornate, hard ticks (family Ixodidae) with eyes, festoons, and, in the males, deeply imbedded ventral plates near the festoons.
[ambly- + G. omma, eye, vision]

Am·bly·om·ma

(am'blē-o'mă)
A genus of hard ticks characterized by eyes, festoons, and deeply imbedded ventral plates near these festoons.
[ambly- + G. omma, eye, vision]
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The most common tick species, Amblyomma americanum, is the vector for the causative agents of human ehrlichioses and southern tick-associated rash illness, among others (1).
He expressed appreciation for efforts made by the ministry to subsidise livestock feeds and medicines and the decision to bail out farmers in Gumare and surrounding areas whose livestock was decimated by the amblyomma tick.
This because if the tick female is infected and transovarial transmission occurs, as in some Amblyomma species (Labruna, et al., 2011; Saraiva, et al.
El 88.1% (82/93) de las garrapatas era Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato y el 11.5% (11/93) correspondio a Amblyomma tigrinum.
(https://wagwalking.com/condition/tick-paralysis) Wag Walking  reported tick paralysis was caused by salivary neurotoxin(s) produced by certain species of ticks including the American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), Rocky Mountain wood tick (Dermacentor andersoni), Lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum), Deer tick or Blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis).
Recently they have been joined in large numbers by Lone Star ticks (Amblyomma americanum), distinguishable by the white spot on their backs.
El comensalismo es el tipo de interaccion predominante en los reportes de epibiosis en los grandes vertebrados marinos de Mexico (Tabla 1) por lo que los epibiontes no tendrian efecto negativo sobre la salud del basibionte, sin embargo, especies como Balaenophilus umigamecolus Ogawa, Matasuzaki & Misaki, Balaenophilus manatorum Ortiz, Rogelio Lalana & Torres Fundora, Stomatolepas praegustator Pilsbry y Ozobranchus branchiatus Menzies, observados en tortugas marinas; Xenobalanus globicipitis Steenstrup observado en orca pigmea; y Amblyomma dissimile Koch observado en cocodrilos, son ampliamente reconocidas como organismos que causan dano cutaneo o del caparazon de las especies basibiontes en su estado adulto.
It protects against ticks: lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum), American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis) and brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus), as well as fleas (Ctenocephalides felis).
(17) Because of the potential risk at the Edgewood Area from zoonotic pathogens and bioagents, BioTEMS risk assessments were conducted for H5N1 avian influenza, eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), WNV, Zika virus (ZIKAV), unnamed Bioagent X, the lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum), and the black-legged tick (I.
Tick infections were more prevalent in possums trapped in bushland than urbanised environments (p = 0.007)--attributable primarily to increased prevalence of Amblyomma spp.
rickettsii strain identified in collected Amblyomma parvum and R.