Detection of a Hepatozoon and spotted fever group Rickettsia species in the common marsupial tick (Ixodes tasmani) collected from wild Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii), Tasmania.

@article{Vilcins2009DetectionOA,
  title={Detection of a Hepatozoon and spotted fever group Rickettsia species in the common marsupial tick (Ixodes tasmani) collected from wild Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii), Tasmania.},
  author={I Vilcins and J M Old and Elizabeth Margaret Deane},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2009},
  volume={162 1-2},
  pages={23-31}
}
Tasmanian devils are the largest extant marsupial carnivores, confined to the Australian island state of Tasmania. The iconic marsupial has dramatically declined in number since the discovery of devil facial tumor disease in 1996 and efforts are being made to uncover vital information to assist in the long-term survival of the species. Ticks are the main vectors of arthropod-borne disease in animals, raising the question of whether Tasmanian devils may be host to arthropods capable of harboring… CONTINUE READING
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