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- Fagir, Dina M; Horak, Ivan G; Ueckermann, Eddie A; Bennett, Nigel C; Lutermann, Heike
- African zoology 2015 v.50 no.2 pp. 109-117
- chiggers, etc ; Ixodes; Rhipicephalus; Siphonaptera; conservation areas; host-parasite relationships; hosts; insectivores; lice; pathogens; rain; small mammals; temperature; ticks; South Africa; Show all 15 Subjects
- ... Globally small mammals are important hosts of ectoparasite vectors of pathogens of medical, veterinary and economic importance. Insectivores are currently understudied as hosts of pathogen vectors. However, data are needed on the diversity of such vectors before we can investigate the underlying factors affecting ectoparasite distribution. Abiotic (e.g. temperature and rainfall) and biotic (e.g. h ...