Funding for this research was provided by:
Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (UAEM 3775/2014CIC)
Fundación Educación Superior-Empresa (FESE, Grant number 3378/2013E)
Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (518232/291117)
Received: 14 November 2018
Accepted: 20 June 2019
First Online: 12 July 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The procedure protocols for tick sampling were reviewed and approved by the Animal Care Committee and Bioethics (COByBA) of the Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia of the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México. The sampling of the ticks was done following such procedures. Cattle owners verbal consent was allowed by the Animal Care Committee and Bioethics, considering that animals were handled by owners and that ticks were collected during routine handling. Verbal statement of consent to sample ticks from cattle was provided by: Juan Rodríguez (Rancho El Palmar, municipality of Sinaloa), Susana González (Cowshed Nameless, municipality of China, Campeche), Mauro López (Cowshed Nameless, Municipality of San Pedro Lagunillas, Nayarit), Amalio Sánchez (Rancho El Solito municipality of Moyahua de Estrada, Zacatecas), Agustin Solórzano (Rancho Granja Santa Amalia, municipality of Colima), Jesús Aguirre (Cowshed Nameless municipality of Pungabarato, Guerrero), Alejandro Ruiz (Cowshed Nameless municipality of Tuxtla Gutiérrez), Antonio De La Cruz (Cowshed Nameless, municipality Centro, Tabasco), Antonieta Sánchez (Cowshed Nameless, municipality of Boca del Rio-Córdoba, Veracruz) and Julia Martínez (Cowshed Nameless, municipality of Miacatlán, Morelos).
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: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.