The soft tick Argas reflexus (F.) (Acari, Argasidae) in urban environments and its medical significance in Berlin (West).
A total of 22 inhabited and 44 abandoned breeding-sites of feral town pigeons in Berlin (West) were examined for the presence of the soft tick Argas reflexus (Fabricius, 1794), a temporary ectoparasite of pigeons.
About 50% of the inspected actual pigeon breeding-sites were infested with ticks, among these each location with 50 or more pigeons.
The abandoned pigeon nesting-sites were infested by A. reflexus to at least 14%. In the course of this investigation 22 people were determined, which had been attacked by A. reflexus in Berlin (West) in recent years (.).
Mots-clés Pascal : Zone urbaine, Berlin Ouest, Allemagne(république fédérale), Allemagne, Europe, Nuisance, Vecteur, Infestation, Surveillance population, Argas reflexus, Argasidae, Ixodida, Parasitiformes, Acari, Arachnida, Arthropoda, Invertebrata, Columba livia, Aves, Vertebrata, Ectoparasite, Pigeon
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Urban area, West Berlin, West Germany, Germany, Europe, Nuisance, Vector, Infestation, Population survey, Argas reflexus, Argasidae, Ixodida, Parasitiformes, Acari, Arachnida, Arthropoda, Invertebrata, Columba livia, Aves, Vertebrata, Ectoparasite, Pigeon
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0601448
Code Inist : 002A37A. Création : 199406.