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Otobius megnini1 (Dugès) on a Dog from the North-Central Part of Mexico

Author:
González-Álvarez, Vicente Homero, Almazán-García, Consuelo, Siller-Rodríguez, Quetzally Karmy, Sánchez-Ramos, Francisco Javier, Valdés-Perezgasga, Ma. Teresa, Ortega-Morales, Aldo Iván
Source:
The Southwestern entomologist 2018 v.43 no.1 pp. 267-270
ISSN:
0147-1724
Subject:
Otobius megnini, dogs, parasitism, pathogens, patients, public health, ticks, Mexico
Abstract:
The purpose of the study was to report the presence of the soft tick Otobius megnini (Dugès) parasitizing a dog. Three specimens were collected during a routine consultation, and by morphological examination, identified as the ear tick. Physicians and public health authorities should be aware of the tick as part of differential diagnosis when earache is manifested by patients in close contact with animals and the posible incrimination of the parasite in harboring and transmitting pathogens.
Agid:
5947310