Survey of Tick-borne-disease from Ornithodoros spp. in Uninhabited Islands of Korea.

Description: 

Ticks and tick-borne diseases have been thought global important issues, because it's affect to animal and human health and are the cause of significant economic losses. The genus Ornithodoros spp., which is included in Family Argasidae, is usually associated with wild animals including seabirds and it was difficult to investigate because seabirds'™ nests are found in inaccessible uninhabited islands. However, Ornithodoros spp. has been known for the vector of many diseases including African swine fever.

Objective: The aim of this study is to survey data of ticks distribution of Korean islands and to investigate pathogens in Argasid ticks.

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Original Publication Year: 
2019
Event/Publication Date: 
January, 2019

June 18, 2019

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