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harvest mite

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harvest mite


harvest tick

(Animals) the bright red parasitic larva of any of various free-living mites of the genus Trombicula and related genera, which causes intense itching of human skin
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(ˈtʃɪg ər)

1. Also called harvest mite. the six-legged, bloodsucking larva of a mite of the family Trombiculidae, parasitic on vertebrates.
2. chigoe.
[1735–45, Amer.; variant of chigoe]
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Noun1.harvest mite - larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation
trombiculid - mite that as nymph and adult feeds on early stages of small arthropods but whose larvae are parasitic on terrestrial vertebrates
genus Trombicula, Trombicula - type genus of the family Trombiculidae
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Possums were considered infected with trombiculid mites based on the distinctive macroscopic appearance of trombiculid mite infections, with larval mites sampled and identified microscopically.
[1] When an infected trombiculid mite ("chiggers," Leptotrombidium deliense) bites, the disease gets transmitted to the humans.
autumnalis are necessary because there are few data concerning trombiculid mite infestations.
A new genus of trombiculid mite of the subfamily Gahrliepiinae (Acari: Trombiculidae).
It is transmitted to humans through the bite of the larva (chiggers) of a trombiculid mite which serves both as vector and reservoir (4).
tsutsugamushi is transmitted via bite of a larval stage (Chigger) of a trombiculid mite (Leptotrombidium), which serves as both vector and reservoir.
tsutsugamushi through the bite of trombiculid mite. Scrub typhus is zoonotic disease where man is an accidental host and the disease is transmitted by bite of larval mites (Chiggers) Leptotrombidium deliense.
Even though the existence of scrub typhus has never been recorded in Chile, its vector, the trombiculid mite (Acari: Trombiculidae), has been recently described in wetlands from a distant region of southern Chile, although not on Chiloe Island (18).
Scrub typhus is a rickettsial disease caused by the bacteria Orientia tsutsugamushi and is transmitted to humans from the bite of a larval trombiculid mite. The disease is distributed throughout Southeast Asia and is restricted by the distribution of the host mite (1).
Scrub typhus is an acute febrile zoonosis caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi that is transmitted by larval trombiculid mites in rural areas (1).
It is transmitted by the bite of infected larvae of trombiculid mites (chiggers) and maintained by transovarial transmission.