Mesostigmatid mites (Blood-sucking mites)

Etiology:  Ornithonyssus bacoti (Tropical Rat Mite) is a blood-sucking mite of mice.

Transmission:  Transmission occurs by direct contact with infected animals or bedding.

Public Health Significance:  This mite is not host specific and there is zoonotic potential [4].

Please see the mouse Parasitic Diseases section for more detailed information.

 

Fiechter, R., et al., [Cumulation of Ornithonyssus bacoti (tropical rat mite) infestations of pet rodents and their owners in the Canton of Zurich and Graubunden.]. Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd, 2011. 153(2): p. 79-85.