Arthropod Zoonoses



Arthropod Zoonoses could be defined as “those arthropod diseases which are naturally transmitted between (other) vertebrate animals and man”. Infestation of dipteran fly larva could cause myiasis in animals and man. Pentastomiasis is a zoonotic disease which can occur in human beings. The disease occurs due to Armillifer and Linguatula species (Families Porocephalidae and Linguatulidae); endoparasites of reptiles, birds and mammals. Tungiasis occurs due to the infestation of female sand flea Tunga (Sarcopsylla) penetrans and could result in tungiasis in dogs, cats, pigs, non-human primates and occasionally man. Tungiasis has been reported from many countries. Zoonotic scabies occurs due to Sarcoptes scabiei which affects many mammal and marsupial species.


Intermediate Host Definitive Host Zoonotic Disease Tick Infestation Flea Infestation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Public Health and ZoonosesGuru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences UniversityLudhianaIndia
  2. 2.Veterinary ParasitologyGuru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences UniversityLudhianaIndia

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