Recent investigations have suggested that the soft tick (Family Argasidae) Carios kelleyi, which is normally a parasite of bats, may sometimes bite humans and transmit Borrelia spirochaetes that could cause tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF).
(Schwan et al. 2009 and references therein)
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