Trombiculid mites (Acari: Trombiculidae) and Rickettsia tsutsugamushi isolated from wild rodents in a new endemic area of Japan.

@article{Iwasa1990TrombiculidM,
  title={Trombiculid mites (Acari: Trombiculidae) and Rickettsia tsutsugamushi isolated from wild rodents in a new endemic area of Japan.},
  author={Motoh Iwasa and Shiro Kasuya and Naohiro Noda and A. Hioki and Akiko Ito and Hiroshi Ohtomo},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={1990},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={501-8}
}
Investigations of trombiculid mites and Rickettsia tsutsugamushi in wild rodents were made in southern Gifu Prefecture where patients infected with tsutsugamushi disease recently have been found. A total of 16,396 trombiculid mites, consisting of 10 species from three genera, was collected from 170 Apodemus speciosus in two locations. Kani-Sakahogi and Kuze. Leptotrombidium scutellare (Nagayo et al.) (44.0%) was most predominant, followed by L. pallidum (Nagayo et al.) (26.9%); L. fuji (Kuwata… CONTINUE READING

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