Tick-borne pathogens and the vector potential of ticks in China

  title={Tick-borne pathogens and the vector potential of ticks in China},
  author={Zhijun Yu and Hui Wang and Tianhong Wang and Wenying Sun and Xiaolong Yang and Jingze Liu},
  booktitle={Parasites & Vectors},
Ticks, as obligate blood-sucking ectoparasites, attack a broad range of vertebrates and transmit a great diversity of pathogenic microorganisms. They are considered second only to mosquitoes as vectors of human disease, and the most important vector of pathogens of domestic and wild animals. Of the 117 described species in the Chinese tick fauna, 60 are known to transmit one or more diseases: 36 species isolated within China and 24 species isolated outside China. Moreover, 38 of these species… CONTINUE READING
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