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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tsutsugamushi, which is transmitted by larvae of trombiculid mites (chiggers) and threatens >1 billion human inhabitants within the so-called tsutsugamushi triangle in the Asia-Pacific region (1).
Scrub typhus was mostly prevalent in the fall between September and November (Table 2), which could be explained by the fact that humans are infected with scrub typhus by bites from the larvae of trombiculid mites, which hatch and suck body fluid in the fall (1, 7).
It is transmitted by the bite of infected larvae of trombiculid mites (chiggers) and maintained by transovarial transmission.
(5) It is caused by the infection of Orientia bacteria which is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected trombiculid larval mites, commonly referred to as chiggers, which serve as vectors and main reservoirs of this pathogenic bacterium.
Possums were considered infected with trombiculid mites based on the distinctive macroscopic appearance of trombiculid mite infections, with larval mites sampled and identified microscopically.
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.
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.
[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).