Tick species parasitizing people in an area endemic for tick-borne diseases in north-western Italy.

@article{Manfredi1999TickSP,
  title={Tick species parasitizing people in an area endemic for tick-borne diseases in north-western Italy.},
  author={Maria Teresa Manfredi and Valentina Dini and S Piacenza and Claudio Genchi},
  journal={Parassitologia},
  year={1999},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={555-60}
}
In 1995 and 1996, 318 ticks were recovered from 240 people in Liguria (Province of Savona, Italy). Most of the ticks (284; 89.3%) were sheep ticks, Ixodes ricinus. Rhipicephalus sanguineus (31; 9.8%) and Dermacentor marginatus (3; 0.9%) were also recorded. All three life stages of I. ricinus were found on humans while only nymphs and adults of R. sanguineus and adults of D. marginatus were collected. Human tickbites were most frequent in the municipalities of the Province where roe deer density… CONTINUE READING

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