n Journal of the South African Veterinary Association - First report of a parasitic mite, (Lawrence) (Acari : Trombiculidae : Trombiculinae), from dogs and children in the Bloemfontein area, South Africa - : case report

Volume 72, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1019-9128
  • E-ISSN: 2224-9435


<i>Leptotrombidium subquadratum&lt;/i&gt; larvae were collected for the first time in 1994 from dogs in Bloemfontein. The larvae have been collected annually, during the summer months, over a period of 6-7 years. Previously the only known hosts were scrub hare (<i>Lepus saxatilis</i>) (locality unknown) and short-snouted elephant shrew (<i>Elephantulus brachyrhynchus</i>) (Kruger National Park). These mites cause severe itching and dermatitis in humans and dogs.

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