trombiculid


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trombiculid

(trɒmˈbɪkjʊlɪd)
adj
(of a mite) belonging to the family Trombiculidae
n
(Animals) a mite belonging to the family Trombiculidae, such as the harvest mite
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Noun1.trombiculid - mite that as nymph and adult feeds on early stages of small arthropods but whose larvae are parasitic on terrestrial vertebrates
mite - any of numerous very small to minute arachnids often infesting animals or plants or stored foods
harvest mite, redbug, chigger, jigger - larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation
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Scrub typhus, which is spread by several species of trombiculid mites or chiggers, poses a large threat in regard to typhus epidemics, particularly in Asia, but sporadic cases of different types of typhus are being seen everywhere, including in the United States, according to George M.
The causative pathogen, Orientia tsutsugamushi, is transmitted by the larval stage of trombiculid mites of the genus Leptobromidium (chiggers).
For instance, in the South Pacific, Oceania, and Asia trombiculid mites of the genus Leptotrombidium are known to be vectors of tsutsugamushi, also known as scrub typhus.
Scrub typhus is an acute febrile illness caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, an obligate intracellular Gram-negative bacterium and spread by transovarial transmission in trombiculid mites.
9) A subsequent field trial at the same site in 1990 conducted by AMRU and the US Department of Agriculture compared methods of protection against trombiculid larvae (chiggers).
1] When an infected trombiculid mite ("chiggers," Leptotrombidium deliense) bites, the disease gets transmitted to the humans.
Trombiculid mites live free in nature and prefer biotopes with well-drained dump soil, where animals that The life cycle represents a complete metamorphosis, and only the larval stages can infest animals (Curtis, 2012).
Trombiculid mites of China: study on vector and pathogen of tsutsugamushi disease.
The effects of rainfall on trombiculid (Acarina: trombiculidae) larval populations in peninsular Malaysia.
It is transmitted to humans through the bite of the larva (chiggers) of a trombiculid mite which serves both as vector and reservoir (4).
The infectious disease is spread by some species of trombiculid mites, particularly Leptotrombidium deliense.