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Argas

 [ahr´gas]
a genus of ticks parasitic in poultry, other birds, and sometimes humans.

Argas

(ar'găs),
A genus of soft ticks of the family Argasidae, some species of which usually infest birds but may attack humans.

Argas

/Ar·gas/ (ar´gas) a genus of ticks (family Argasidae), parasitic in poultry and other birds and sometimes humans.

Argas

a genus of ticks parasitic on poultry and other birds and sometimes humans.

Argas miniatus, Argas radiatus, Argas robertsi, Argas sanchezi
similar to A. persicus and originally classified with that species.
Argas persicus
causes tick worry of birds and paralysis of poultry; transmits Aegyptianella pullorum and Borrelia anserina.
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Argas persicus.By permission from Samour J, Avian Medicine, Mosby, 2000
Argas reflexus
infests pigeons and may transmit Borrelia anserina to poultry.
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Khan (2001) reported that a single tick of Argas persicus sucked huge quantity of blood daily and thus a heavy blood loss leads to anemia.
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2%); Goniodes gigas (1%) and Chelopistes melagridis (1%) one species of fowl tick: Argas persicus (2%), and one species of mite: Megninia cubitalis (12%).
This study was designed to determine the prevalence of Borrelia anserina in poultry soft ticks, Argas persicus collected from birds and poultry farms.
30) found that Argas persicus ticks collected in Armenia were massively infected with SFG group rickettsiae that were probably identical with R.
However, Nicholson incorrectly attributed the disease to the soft tick Argas persicus.