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  • noun zoology Any of various ticks of the family Argasidae.

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  • noun tick lacking a dorsal shield and having mouth parts on the under side of the head


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  • All of the 32 members of the Nairovirus genus are transmitted by argasid or ixodid ticks, but only three have been implicated as causes of human disease: the Dugbe and Nairobi sheep viruses, and CCHF, which is the most important human pathogen amongst them.

    Chapter 2 1998


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