The major vector of babesiosis in India is Rhipicephalus bursa
(Radostits et al., 2009).
sibirica mongolitimonae was detected in Hyalomma excavatum ticks in Greece and Cyprus; in Rhipicephalus pusillus ticks in France, Portugal, and Spain; and in Rhipicephalus bursa
ticks in Spain (6).
We pushed the species identification, either globally the following species: Ixodes ricinus (A), Rhipicephalus bursa
(B) and Rhipicephalus turanicus (c) (Fig 3).
This study aimed to assess the prevalence of Babesia ovis infection in adult Rhipicephalus bursa
and small ruminants in West Azerbaijan province, Iran.
(%) cases Male sex 7(47) Tick species collected from patient Dermacentor marginatus 6 (55) Rhipicephalus sanguineus 3 (27) Ixodes ricinus 1 (9) Rhipicephalus bursa
1 (9) Not collected 4 Eschar location Scalp 8 (53) Leg 3 (20) Shoulder 2 (13) Back 1 (7) Ear 1 (7) Fever 6 (40) Lymphadenopathy Cervical 6 (55) Axillary 1 (9) Inguinal 2 (18) Thrombocytopenia 6 (40) Increased liver enzyme levels 2 (13) Increased C-reactive protein level 9 (60) Treatment Doxycycline 11 (73) Oher 4 (27)
CCHFV strains currently constitute 7 evolutionary lineages, 1 of which (Europe 2) contains the prototype strain AP92, which was isolated in 1975 from Rhipicephalus bursa
ticks collected from goats in Greece (2).
The causative strain, Rhodopi-2008, clusters with other pathogenic Balkan CCHFV strains; however, it differs by > 20% at the nucleotide level from the CCHFV strain AP92, which was isolated from Rhipicephalus bursa
ticks collected in 1975 from goats in Vergina village in northern Greece (7).
In this study, we obtained 148 questing adult ticks, representing the most abundant species in the area: 12 Dermacentor marginatus, 26 Rhipicephalus bursa
, 41 Rh.
A total of 406 adult ticks were collected, representing 6 species: Rhipicephalus bursa
A CCHFV strain, AP92, was isolated from Rhipicephalus bursa
ticks collected in 1975 from goats in Vergina, a village in northern Greece (1).