Accession Number:

ADA218723

Title:

Additional Instances of Human Parasitism by the Brown Dog Tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

1989-12-05

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

We report nine cases of humans parasitized by the brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus Latreille. Eight cases occurred during 1989. Seven of the individuals were from an apparent focus of human biting in northern Texas and southwestern Oklahoma, one case was from San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and one case was from Homestead Air Force Base, Dade Country, Florida. These cases suggest that the role of R. sanguineus in the transmission of canine ehrlichiosis to humans may be underestimated and warrants investigation. AW

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE