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1 January 2007 HUMAN PARASITISM BY THE CAPYBARA TICK, AMBLYOMMA DUBITATUM (ACARI: IXODIDAE)
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During two field trips in the state of São Paulo, two of us became infested by two adults, three nymphs, and one larva of the capybara tick, Amblyomma dubitatum Neumann, 1899 (= Amblyomma cooperi Nuttall and Warbuton, 1908). Previously, there has been only a single report of an A. dubitatum adult tick from humans. Our observations on human infestation by all parasitic stages of A. dubitatum suggest that this behavior may be more frequent than previously thought, especially in the case of immatures, which are herein reported from humans for the first time.

Marcelo B. Labruna, Richard C. Pacheco, Alexandre C. Ataliba, and Matias P. J. Szabó "HUMAN PARASITISM BY THE CAPYBARA TICK, AMBLYOMMA DUBITATUM (ACARI: IXODIDAE)," Entomological News 118(1), 77-80, (1 January 2007). https://doi.org/10.3157/0013-872X(2007)118[77:HPBTCT]2.0.CO;2
Received: 29 March 2006; Accepted: 1 May 2006; Published: 1 January 2007
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