An instance of parasitism on a human by a nymph of the kangaroo soft tick, Ornithodoros gurneyi Warburton, 1926 (Acari: Argasidae) in South Australia

Gerrut Norval, Robert D. Sharrad, Kirstin E. Ross, Michael G. Gardner

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Abstract

The kangaroo soft tick, Ornithodoros gurneyi Warburton, 1926, is a poorly studied argasid of the more arid regions of Australia. Anecdotal accounts have stated that this tick species will bite humans, and yet bites have not been described. Herein we report on an instance of parasitism by a nymph of O. gurneyi on a human, and we provide a summary of confirmed instances of parasitism on humans by this tick based on museum specimens.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101632
Number of pages4
JournalTicks and Tick-borne Diseases
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

Keywords

  • Argasidae
  • Human parasitism
  • Ornithodoros gurneyi

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