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[Distribution and epidemiological value of Rhipicephalus turanicus. Ecology of the species in the South-Mediterranean part of France (author's transl)].

Authors
  • Gilot, B
  • Pautou, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annales de parasitologie humaine et comparée
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1981
Volume
56
Issue
5
Pages
547–558
Identifiers
PMID: 7332198
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Following a study of potential vectors of the boutonneuse Fever in the lower Rhône valley, the authors summarize knowledge concerning Rh. turanicus (biogeography, hosts, seasonal dynamics). Using their own work, they emphasize its distribution and ecology in the French mediterranean region: as an exophile species, frequently encountered because of the rich variety of its hosts (domestic and wild) and its adaptability to numerous human biotopes, it probably has a very significant epidemiological role.

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