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Distribution of soft ticks and their natural infection with Borrelia in a focus of relapsing fever in Iran.
Many soft tick species thrive in hot and dry conditions, whereas ixodids are more sensitive to desiccation and, therefore, usually found in areas providing protection from high temperatures, low humidities, and constant breezes.
Ornithodoros moubata, a soft tick vector for Rickettsia in east Africa?
Transmission of Kyasanur Forest disease virus by the soft tick Ornithodoros crossi.
Although its persistence in Senegal may be caused by asymptomatic carriers involved in the domestic transmission cycle, we demonstrated that the soft tick Ornithodoros sonrai can be naturally infected with the causative agent.
However, Nicholson incorrectly attributed the disease to the soft tick Argas persicus.
The vector is the soft tick, genus Ornithodoros; the species complex Ornithodoros moubata is prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa.