Ornithodoros


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Ornithodoros

 [or″nĭ-thod´o-ros]
a genus of soft-bodied ticks, many species of which are reservoirs and vectors of the spirochetes (Borrelia) of relapsing fevers.
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Ornithodoros

(ōr'ni-thod'ŏ-rŭs),
A genus of soft ticks (family Argasidae), several species of which are vectors of pathogens of various relapsing fevers. They are characterized by a capitulum hidden below the hood and by disks and mamillae of the integument that are continuous from dorsal to ventral surfaces in a variety of patterns.
[G. ornis (ornith-), bird, + doros, a leather bag]
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Or·ni·thod·o·ros

(ōr-ni-thod'ŏ-rŏs)
A genus of soft ticks, several species of which are vectors of pathogens of various relapsing fevers.
[G. ornis (ornith-), bird, + doros, a leather bag]
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The epidemiology and geographic distribution of relapsing fever Borreliosis in West and North Africa, with a review of the Ornithodoros erraticus complex (Acari: Ixodida).
TBRF is transmitted from the bite of an infected soft body tick (family Argasidae) of the genus Ornithodoros. Soft ticks, unlike hard ticks, do not stay attached to their host.
(1965) to identify the species of Ornithodoros. Diptera were identified with the keys of Wenzel (1976) and pictorial keys from Graciolli and Carvalho (2001).
In North America, TBRF primarily is caused by Borrelia hermsii spirochetes transmitted by Ornithodoros hermsii ticks (1).
Uptake of water vapor by the different developmental stages of Hyalomma (H.) dromedarii Koch (Ixodidae) and Ornithodoros (O.) savignyi (Audouin) (Argasidae).