Rhipicephalus sanguineus (ACARI: IXODIDAE) BITING A HUMAN BEING IN PORTO ALEGRE CITY, RIO GRANDE DO SUL, BRAZIL

We report the finding of a female brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Acari: Ixodidae) on the scalp of a male patient in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Human parasitism by this tick is rare and has seldomly been reported in the literature, despite its recognized importance since it c...

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Publication Date:2016
Main Author: MENTZ,Márcia Bohrer
Other Authors: TROMBKA,Marcelo, SILVA,Guilherme Liberato da, SILVA,Carlos Eugênio
Document type: Report
Language:eng
Published: Instituto de Medicina Tropical
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Online Access:http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0036-46652016005000404
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