Arthropoda

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Leptotrombidium deliense

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There are very few known human diseases that involve pathogens transmitted by mites; the most important is tsutsugamushi disease, or scrub typhus, caused by the bacterium (Orientia tsutsugamushi) that is transmitted by several members of the genus Leptotrombidium (Family Trombiculidae) in south eastern Asia, Australia and the pacific islands (Mullen and Durden, 2002).

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ldeliense
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Musca domestica

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Musca domestica
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Common house fly, a comparator species for the tsetse project.

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mdomestica
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Ornithodoros turicata

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Ornithodoros turicata
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Ornithodoros turicata is a soft tick found in the southwestern United States and in Florida. It is the vector of Borrelia turicatae, which causes relapsing fever. Other Ornithodoros species carry other specific Borrelia species.

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Oturicata
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Rhipicephalus microplus

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Rhipicephalus microplus (formerly Boophilus microplus) is an economically important tick that parasitises a variety of livestock species; it is known as the cattle tick or southern cattle tick.

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rmicroplus
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Sarcoptes scabiei var. canis

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Sarcoptes scabiei is a cosmopolitan mite species that causes the transmissible ectoparasitic infection scabies. Female mites tunnel into the outer skin layers depositing eggs and feces, which give rise to an intense immune reaction in the host.

Sarcoptes scabiei var. canis typically infects dogs and foxes, but serves as a model for the Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis (human) infection.

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sscabiei
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Simulium damnosum

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Simulium damnosum is a species complex of 55 named cytoforms (cytospecies and cytotypes), the largest known species complex of any vector, insect or animal. Simulium damnosum complex is distributed throughout sub-Saharan Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Simulium damnosum sensu stricto is an onchocerciasis vector distributed in Uganda, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Togo.

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sdamnosum
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Simulium exiguum

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Simulium exiguum
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Simulium exiguum species complex is present in Venezuela, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Panama and Peru. Species of this complex were the main onchocerciasis vectors in Ecuador and Colombia.

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sexiguum
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Simulium ochraeceum

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Simulium ochraeceum
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Simulium ochraceum species complex is found in Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Jamaica, Montserrat, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Venezuela, Virgin Islands and possibly Dominica. Species of this complex are the main vectors of onchocerciasis in Central America, especially Guatemala and Mexico.

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sochraeceum
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Simulium sanctipauli

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Simulium damnosum is a species complex of 55 named cytoforms (cytospecies and cytotypes), the largest known species complex of any vector, insect or animal. Simulium damnosum complex is distributed throughout sub-Saharan Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Simulium sanctipauli belongs to this complex, is an onchocerciasis vector and is distributed in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Togo.

Short Name: 
ssanctipauli
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Simulium sirbanum

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Simulium damnosum is a species complex of 55 named cytoforms (cytospecies and cytotypes), the largest known species complex of any vector, insect or animal. Simulium damnosum complex is distributed throughout sub-Saharan Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Simulium sirbanum belongs to this complex, is an onchocerciasis vector and is distributed in Niger, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo and Uganda.

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ssirbanum
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