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Table 1 Rickettsia species associated with soft ticks

From: Neglected aspects of tick-borne rickettsioses

Rickettsia speciesa Methodology (detected/isolated) Tick species Animal or site association Geographical origin Reference
R. bellii Detected Carios capensis Seabirds Western Indian Ocean Islands [91]
R. felis Detected Carios capensis Brown pelican nests USA [92]
R. hoogstraalii Detected Argas persicus Human dwellings, trees Ethiopia [93]
Detected Carios capensis Seabirds Japan [94]
Isolated Carios capensis ns USA [95]
Detected Carios capensis Seabirds Western Indian Ocean Islands [91]
Detected Carios sawaii Seabirds Japan [94]
R. lusitaniae Isolated Ornithodoros erraticus Pigs/pigpens Portugal [96]
Detected Ornithodoros yumatensis Bat caves Mexico [97]
R. nicoyana Isolated Ornithodoros knoxjonesi Balantiopteryx plicata Costa Rica [98]
R. wissemanii Detected Ornithodoros hasei Bats French Guiana [99]
R. argasii Isolated Argas dewae Bats boxes Australia [2]
Rickettsia spp. Isolated Argas persicus ns Armenia [100]
Detected Argas vespertilionis Bat-infested building France [101]
Detected Carios capensis Yellow-legged gull nests Algeria [102]
Detected Carios kelleyi Bat-infested building USA [103]
Detected Ornithodoros erraticus Rodent burrows Algeria [102]
Detected Ornithodoros moubata Human dwellings Tanzania [104]
Detected Ornithodoros rupestris Rodent burrows Algeria [102]
  1. aIncludes Rickettsia-like species
  2. Abbreviation: ns, not specified