Trombicula deliensis

a species whose larvae (chiggers) transmit Orientia tsutsugamushi and are the chief vector for scrub typhus outside of Japan.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Trombicula — The chigger mite, a genus of mites (family Trombiculidae) whose larvae (chiggers, red bugs) include pests of humans and other animals, and vectors of rickettsial diseases. T. akamushi SYN: Leptotrombidium akamushi. T. alfreddugesi a mite species… …   Medical dictionary

  • Leptotrombidium — An important genus of trombiculid mites, formerly considered a subgenus of the genus Trombicula, which includes all of the vectors of scrub typhus (tsutsugamushi disease). Members of L. that serve as vectors of scrub typhus are within the L.… …   Medical dictionary

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