Seasonal variation of infestation rate with lice, tick and mite among rodents in certain Egyptian regions

J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 2009 Aug;39(2):617-24.


Four species of mites (Ornithonyssus bacoti, Haemolaelaps glusgowi, Echinolaelaps echinolelaps & Dermanyssus gallinae), two species of ticks (Rhipicephalus sanguineus & Hyalomma dromedarrii) and one species of lice (Polyplax spinulose) were identified on rodents during 4 successive seasons (2005) trapped in five governorates (Suez, Menoufia, Giza, Damietta and Beni-Sewaf). The rodents were Rattus norvegicus, Rattus rattus alexandrinus, Rattus rattus frugivourus, Acomys cahirinus and Mus musculus Rodents in Suez were the highly ecto-parasites infested ones.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Egypt / epidemiology
  • Lice Infestations / epidemiology
  • Lice Infestations / veterinary*
  • Mice
  • Mite Infestations / epidemiology
  • Mite Infestations / veterinary*
  • Rats
  • Rodent Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Rodent Diseases / parasitology
  • Rodentia
  • Seasons*
  • Tick Infestations / epidemiology
  • Tick Infestations / veterinary*