Bat tick

Related to Bat tick: battik, bed bug, soft tick
(Zool.) a wingless, dipterous insect of the genus Nycteribia, parasitic on bats.

See also: Bat

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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This "bat tick" seems to like me more than my husband.
Detection of human blood in the bat tick Carios (Ornithodoros) kelleyi (Acari: Argasidae) in Iowa.
from the bat tick Carios kelleyi (EF688577, EF688579) (21) and (EU492387).
Novel relapsing fever spirochete in bat tick. Emerg Infect Dis.
For example, a novel spirochete that is closely related to the relapsing fever agent Borrelia turicatae has recently been detected in Carios kelleyi, an argasid bat tick (2,3).
vespertilionis, commonly known as the short-legged bat tick, is widely distributed, parasitizing numerous bat species across Europe, southern Asia, and North Africa (8).
(4) provided evidence that the argasid bat tick, Carios kelleyi, feeds upon humans.
We found a novel Borrelia in bat ticks that is closely related to, but distinct from, the other known species of tick-borne relapsing fever spirochetes in North America.
Borrelia, Rickettsia, and Ehrlichia species in bat ticks, France, 2010.
(8.) Socolovschi C, KernifT, Raoult D, Parola P Borrelia, Rickettsia, and Ehrlichia species in bat ticks, France, 2010.
capensis ticks (34,35) collected in the United States and Japan (33,36) and, later, from Carios kelleyi bat ticks collected from residential buildings in Jackson County, Iowa, USA (37).
Thus, medical doctors should consider bacterial infections in sick person who may have been bitten by bat ticks.