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Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária

On-line version ISSN 1984-2961

Abstract

MAZIOLI, Rafael; SZABO, Matias  and  MAFRA, Cláudio. Amblyomma nodosum (Acari: Ixodidae) parasitizing a domestic dog in Colatina, Espírito Santo, Brazil. Rev. Bras. Parasitol. Vet. [online]. 2012, vol.21, n.4, pp.428-432.  Epub Dec 04, 2012. ISSN 1984-2961.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1984-29612012005000006.

On 27 Jan 2011 an adult Amblyomma nodosum tick was found attached to a domestic dog from the municipality of Colatina, state of Espírito Santo, Brazil. This is the first report of this tick species in this state and the second time it has been reported parasitizing a domestic dog in the country. For the time being, this finding should be regarded as incidental. However, more in-depth research into the hosts and ecology of A. nodosum is needed, since it has been associated to infectious agents that are potentially pathogenic for humans.

Keywords : Dog; Amblyomma nodosum; Espírito Santo; Brazil; parasitism.

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