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Medical Term:

Haemaphysalis spinigera

 

Definition: a tropical forest species in India that is a vector of Kyasanur Forest disease; various rodents and insectivores serve as hosts of immature ticks of this species, which carry an arbovirus of the Russian spring-summer B group complex; monkeys act as reservoirs of human infection.

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