Ornithodoros turicata, commonly referred to as the relapsing fever tick, is a soft tick found in the midwestern and southwestern United States. It is a known vector of Borrelia hermsii, a spirochete responsible for tick-borne relapsing fever in humans. Additionally, vector competence for the transmission of Leptospira pomona, the agent of canine jaundice, has been demonstrated in a laboratory setting.
- Burgdorfer, Willy (1956). "The possible role of ticks as vectors of leptospirae. I. Transmission of Leptospira pomona by the argasid tick, Ornithodoros turicata, and the persistence of this organism in its tissues". Experimental Parasitology 5 (6): 571–579. doi:10.1016/0014-4894(56)90030-3. PMID 13375683.
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