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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Resistance of indigenous African cattle to the tick Amblyomma hebraeum.
Infestation of the Amblyomma hebraeum (Acari: Ixodidae) on different breeds of the cattle in Zimbabwe.
For example, survival of Amblyomma hebraeum larvae dropped precipitously at 70% RH compared to higher RHs (Londt and Whitehead 1972), Ixodes ricinus larvae died sooner in open, grassy than in forest habitats (Daniel et al.
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.
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).