Skip to main content

Table 1 Predicted novel zoonotic Ixodes tick vectors ranked in descending order of probability, and citations of primary literature reporting human infestation by each species

From: Data-driven predictions and novel hypotheses about zoonotic tick vectors from the genus Ixodes

Rank Species Documentation of human infestation
1 I. rubicundus Horak et al. [25]
2 I. canisuga None
3 I. acuminatus Hillyard [26]
4 I. vespertilionis Piksa et al. [27]
5 I. sculptus Salkeld et al. [28]
6 I. apronophorus Fedorov [29]
7 I. woodi Merten and Durden [30]
8 I. kingi Salkeld et al. [28]
9 I. kazakstani Filippova [31]
10 I. redikorzevi Emchuk [32]; Bursali et al. [33]
11 I. trichosuri None
12 I. eldaricus None
13 I. laguri Bursali et al. [33]
14 I. aragaoi None
  1. A total of 14 tick species were predicted as possible Ixodes zoonotic tick species