Liponyssoides sanguineus

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Liponyssoides sanguineus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari
Order: Mesostigmata
Family: Dermanyssidae
Genus: Liponyssoides
Species: L. sanguineus
Binomial name
Liponyssoides sanguineus

Liponyssoides sanguineus is a species of mite that infests the house mouse (Mus musculus).[1]

It can transmit human disease[2], and is noted for carrying Rickettsia akari, which causes rickettsialpox[3].

It was formerly known as Allodermanyssus sanguineus.[4]

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  1. ^ Madison G, Kim-Schluger L, Braverman S, Nicholson WL, Wormser GP (2008). "Hepatitis in association with rickettsialpox". Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 8 (1): 111–5. doi:10.1089/vbz.2007.0135. PMID 18171106. 
  2. ^ Brouqui P, Raoult D (October 2006). "Arthropod-borne diseases in homeless". Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 1078: 223–35. doi:10.1196/annals.1374.041. PMID 17114713. 
  3. ^ Zavala-Castro JE, Zavala-Velázquez JE, del Rosario García M, León JJ, Dzul-Rosado KR (June 2009). "A dog naturally infected with Rickettsia akari in Yucatan, México". Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 9 (3): 345–7. doi:10.1089/vbz.2008.0189. PMID 19492943. 
  4. ^ "Rickettsialpox: eMedicine Infectious Diseases". Retrieved 2010-04-26.