HUMAN PARASITISM BY Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato (ACARI: IXODIDAE) IN MATO GROSSO DO SUL, WEST-CENTRAL BRAZIL

  • Igor Cunha Lima Acosta Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária Preventiva e Saúde Animal
  • Thiago Fernandes Martins Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária Preventiva e Saúde Animal
  • Marcelo Bahia Labruna Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária Preventiva e Saúde Animal
Keywords: Rhipicephalus sanguineus, Tic, Human parasitism

Abstract

Human parasitism by the brown dog tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato (s. l.), an important parasite in medical and veterinary sciences, is only rarely reported in the American continent. The present investigation reports a R. sanguineus s. l. male tick parasitizing a human in the city of Campo Grande, State of Mato Grosso do Sul, west-central Brazil. This observation is of public health relevance, since R. sanguineus s. l. ticks are known as vectors of spotted fever group rickettsiae to dogs and humans.

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Published
2017-05-19
How to Cite
Acosta, I., Martins, T., & Labruna, M. (2017). HUMAN PARASITISM BY Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato (ACARI: IXODIDAE) IN MATO GROSSO DO SUL, WEST-CENTRAL BRAZIL. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 54(1), 96-99. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2017.116384
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CASE REPORT