A survey of ectoparasites in Gunung Stong Forest Reserve, Kelantan, Malaysia

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2005
Authors:A. Mariana, Zuraidawati, Z., Ho, T. - M., Mohd-Kulaimi, B., Saleh, I., Shukor, M. N., Shahrul-Anuar, M. S.
Journal:The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Date Published:09-2005

A survey of ticks and other ectoparasites was carried out during a national biodiversity scientific expedition at Gunung Stong Forest Reserve, Kelantan, Malaysia from 23-29 May 2003. A total of 272 animals comprised of 12 species of birds, 21 species of bats, 7 species of rodents and 2 species of insects were examined for ticks and other ectoparasites. From these animals, 5 species in 4 genera of ticks; 7 species in 2 families of Mesostigmatid mites and 5 species of chiggers were collected. Among the ectoparasites found were Ixodes granulatus and Leptotrombidium deliense, which are of known medical importance. A tick island consisting of 10 nymphal stages of Dermacentor spp was observed feeding on Rattus tiomanicus.

Short Title:Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health
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