Seabirds carry ectoparasites vast distances

04/26/2012 | ScienceDaily

Seabirds travel vast distances around the globe, and they carry ticks with them, colonizing archipelagos with a diversity of tick species, according to new research. Although the tick species evaluated in the study, Ornithodoros capensis, is not known to carry human pathogens, the findings suggest the birds could play a role in dispersal of insect vectors of human pathogens.

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