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Background: Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus is a highly-invasive tick that transmits the cattle parasites (Babesia bovis and B. bigemina) that cause cattle fever. R. microplus and Babesia are endemic in Mexico and ticks persist in the United States inside a narrow tick eradication quarantine...

Busch, J. D.; Stone, N. E.; Nottingham, R.; Araya-Anchetta, A.; Lewis, J.; Hochhalter, C.; Giles, J. R.; Gruendike, J.; Freeman, J.; Buckmeier, G.; Bodine, D.; Duhaime, R.; Miller, R. J.; Davey, R. B.; Olafson, P. U.; Scoles, G. A.; Wagner, D. M.
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Parasites and Vectors, 2014, 7, 188, pp (17 April 2014)