|Title:||Outbreak and eradication of tropical rat mite (Acari: Macronyssidae) in a European animal facility||Authors:||Brito-Casillas, Yeray
García Arencibia, Moisés
Carranza Rodríguez, Cristina
Castrillo Viguera, Antonio Jesús
Fernández Pérez, Leandro Fco
Zumbado Peña, Manuel Luis
González, Jorge F.
Wägner, Ana M.
|UNESCO Clasification:||3207 Patología
240111 Patología animal
|Issue Date:||2018||Journal:||Journal of Medical Entomology||Abstract:||A zoonotic, opportunistic out-break of tropical rat mite Ornithonyssus bacoti [Acari: Macronyssidae; Ornithonyssus bacoti (Hirst)] in an animal facility, is described. Immunocompetent mice [Mus musculus (Linnaeus)] and rat [Rattus norvegicus (Berkenhout)] strains in a conventional health status facility suffered from scratching and allopecia and staff members suffered from pruritic, erythemato-papular lesions, presumed to be allergic in origin. O. bacoti was identified and treatment with a 0.1% ivermectin solution led to its complete erradication. Safety assessment revealed no signs of acute toxicity in any animal strain. Following this inexpensive strategy, 7 wk after the initial dose, samples were negative for the presence of acari. At the time of this report, 26 months after diagnosis, O. bacoti remains undetected.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/10553/41520||ISSN:||0022-2585||DOI:||10.1093/jme/tjx184||Source:||Journal of Medical Entomology [ISSN 0022-2585], v. 55 (2), p. 468-471|
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