Amblyomma hebraeum

Am·bly·om·ma he·bra·e·'um

the South African bont tick, an important vector of heartwater in southern Africa.


a genus of ticks of the family Ixodidae.

Amblyomma americanum
a three-host tick which causes painful bites and tick paralysis and transmits Q fever, tularemia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever of humans. Called also the lone star tick.
Amblyomma cajennense
a three-host tick that transmits spotted fever of human and leptospirosis due to L. pomona. Called also cayenne tick.
Amblyomma hebraeum
a three-host tick that transmits Ehrlichia ruminantium, the cause of heartwater. It also causes severe bite wounds. Called also bont tick.
Amblyomma maculatum
a three-host tick which causes paralysis but does not transmit disease. Called also Gulf coast tick.
Amblyomma pomposum
a three-host tick, a vector for Ehrlichia ruminantium, the cause of heartwater.
Amblyomma variegatum
a three-host tick which transmits Ehrlichia ruminantium, the cause of heartwater, Coxiella burnetii (Q fever) and Nairobi sheep disease. Called also variegated or tropical bont tick.
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These tick-borne diseases include, but are not limited to, heartwater disease (Ehrlichia ruminantium) transmitted by Amblyomma hebraeum (bont tick); red water disease (Babesia bigemina) transmitted by Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) decoloratus (blue tick); and East coast fever (Theileria parva parva) and corridor disease (Theileria parva lawrencei) transmitted by Rhipicephalus appendiculatus (brown ear tick).
Eight tick species were found: Amblyomma hebraeum Koch, 1844; Haemaphysalis elliptica (Koch, 1844); Hyalomma rufipes Koch, 1844; Rhipicephalus appendiculatus Neumann, 1901; Rh.
Amblyomma hebraeum was the only species collected which had a preference for wetter and warmer months during the study period (Table 1).
Efficacy of four commercial DEET repellents against Amblyomma hebraeum (Acari: Ixodidae), the principal vector of Rickettsia africae in southern Africa.
To the Editor: Rickettsia africae, the causative agent of African tickbite fever, is transmitted by Amblyomma hebraeum and A.
In South Africa, the most common tick vector for TBF is Amblyomma hebraeum.
Transmission of a spotted fever group rickettsia by Amblyomma hebraeum (Acari; Ixodidae).
Subsequently, numerous cases have been reported in tourists returning from southern Africa, where the cattle tick Amblyomma hebraeum is the vector (2,3).