Ornithodoros mimon colonizing a residence in Campinas, state of São Paulo, associated with human parasitism

Authors

  • Glauber Meneses Barboza de Oliveira Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária Preventiva e Saúde Animal, São Paulo – SP, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2426-6626
  • Herbert Sousa Soares Universidade Santo Amaro, São Paulo – SP, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9887-5408
  • Marcelo Bahia Labruna Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária Preventiva e Saúde Animal, São Paulo – SP, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9675-3132
  • Thiago Fernandes Martins Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária Preventiva e Saúde Animal, São Paulo – SP, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7325-3362

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2023.200741

Keywords:

Anthropophilic, Argasidae, Soft tick

Abstract

Ornithodoros mimon is an argasid tick species usually associated with bats and marsupials and occasionally parasitizes humans inside their homes. This paper reports a tick infestation in a residence in the municipality of Campinas, located in the interior of the state of São Paulo (SP). This report increases O. mimon occurrence in SP and corroborates its anthropophilic activity. Further studies are needed to clarify its role as a vector of pathogens. We highlighted the presence of O. mimon in an area with a large human population (Campinas) associated with synanthropic animals.

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2023-03-20

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Oliveira GMB de, Soares HS, Labruna MB, Martins TF. Ornithodoros mimon colonizing a residence in Campinas, state of São Paulo, associated with human parasitism. Braz. J. Vet. Res. Anim. Sci. [Internet]. 2023 Mar. 20 [cited 2024 Jul. 22];60:e200741. Available from: https://www.revistas.usp.br/bjvras/article/view/200741