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Received: 27 July 2018
Accepted: 7 January 2019
First Online: 22 January 2019
: Permissions for bat capture were provided by the National Inspectorate for Environment and Nature in Hungary (no. 14/2138-7/2011), the Vietnam Administration of Forestry of the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (no. 1206/TCLN-BTTN), the School of Medicine at Shihezi University in China (no. AECSU2015-01), the Underground Heritage Commission in Romania (no. 305/2015), the Kenya Wildlife Service (no. KWS/BRM/5001) and the Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources in Mexico (no. SEMARNAT-08-049). Permission for bat capture was not needed in Italy, where six bat ticks were collected from bats rescued and hospitalized at the Wildlife Recovery Center. Permissions for bat hospitalization at the Wildlife Recovery Center in Italy were authorized with D.G.R. n. 5485 of 13.07.2001. The bat banding license numbers are TMF-14/32/2010 (DK), 59/2003 (PE), TMF-493/3/2005 (TG), TMF-513/1/2004 (SAB) and 305/2015 (ADS). Bats were released after removal of ticks.
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