Introduction of the exotic tick Hyalomma truncatum on a human with travel to Ethiopia: A case report

Blaine A. Mathison, William J. Gerth, Bobbi S. Pritt, Stephen Baugh

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Abstract

An Oregon resident returned from a photography trip to Ethiopia with a male Hyalomma truncatum tick attached to the skin on his lower back. The tick was identified morphologically and deposited in the U.S. National Tick Collection housed at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia. The public health importance of Hyalomma species of ticks and diagnostic dilemmas with identifying exotic ticks imported into the U.S. are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)152-154
Number of pages3
JournalTicks and Tick-borne Diseases
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

Keywords

  • Exotic
  • Hyalomma
  • Ticks
  • Vector-borne

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Insect Science
  • Infectious Diseases

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