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S: WHO – http://www.who.int/docstore/water_sanitation_health/vectcontrol/ch26.htm (last access: 17 June 2015); MEDNET – http://www.medicinenet.com/ticks/article.htm (last access: 17 June 2015).

N: 1. parasitic blood-sucking arachnid animal, Old English ticia, from West Germanic tik-, of unknown origin, perhaps from PIE deigh- “insect.” French tique (mid-15c.), Italian zecca are Germanic loan-words.
2. Tick (suborder Ixodida), any of about 825 species of invertebrates in the order Parasitiformes (subclass Acari). Ticks are important parasites of large wild and domestic animals and are also significant as carriers of serious diseases. Although no species is primarily a human parasite, some occasionally attack humans.

S: 1. OED – http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=tick (last access: 17 June 2015). 2. EncBrit – http://global.britannica.com/animal/tick (last access: 17 June 2015).

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CR: borreliosis, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus.