Nota sobre un caso de parasitismo de Ornithodoros sp. (Ixodida: Argasidae) en una mujer proveniente de La Laja, Los Santos, Panamá.

Sergio Eduardo Bermúdez Castillero

Resumen


Se reporta el parasitismo de ninfas de Ornithodoros sp. en una mujer residente en el distrito de La Laja, provincia de Los Santos. Las picaduras ocurrieron al momento que la afectada dormía en su propiedad. Adicionalmente se discute la importancia de Ornithodoros en salud pública de Panamá.

Abstract

We are presenting the parasitism of Ornithodoros sp. in a woman, who is a resident in La Laja town (Los Santos´s Province). The affected person reported several bites during the night. Additionally, we discuss the importance of Ornithodoros ticks in the public health system in the Republic of Panama.

Key words: Argasidae, parasitism, human, Panama.


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