In the western, northwestern, and foothill regions of the Alborz Mountains, the Argasid soft tick
Ornithodoros tholozani is commonplace and accounts for [approximately equal to] 60% of TBRF cases attributed to Borrelia persica.
were cleaned with 70% ethanol in order to minimize external contamination.
They are classified as hard ticks and soft ticks
, depending on the consistency of their covering cuticles.
Hard ticks have one nymphal stage, whereas soft ticks
may have more.
But it's a leap of faith at this point to extrapolate from soft ticks
to the deer [Lyme disease] tick," cautions Richard Endris of Merck Sharp & Dohme in Rahway, N.
These viruses have been primarily associated with either hard or soft ticks
and have a wide geographic distribution (1-8).