A genus of bird and rodent mites; species include Ornithonyssus bacoti, the tropical rat mite, a possible vector of murine typhus and a cause of human dermatitis; Ornithonyssus bursa, the tropical fowl mite; and Ornithonyssus sylviarum, the northern fowl mite.
[G. ornis (ornith-), bird, + nyssus, to prick]
Ornithonyssus(or″nĭ-thon-ĭ′sŭs) [Gr. ornis, ornithos, bird + Gr. nyssein, to prick]
A genus of parasitic mites of the family Macronyssidae.
The northern fowl mite. Its bite may cause an itchy rash, esp. prevalent in owners of infected farm animals or pets.
The tropical rat mite. Its bite may cause itchy papules on the skin.
a mite genus in the family Dermanyssidae.
Ornithonyssus bacoti (syn. Bdellonyssus, Liponyssus) bacoti
parasitic in rats and humans, the intermediate host of the filarial nematode of rats, Litomosoides sigmodontis, vector of Yersinia pestis (human plague), murine typhus and Q fever. Called also tropical rat mite.
parasitizes birds. Called also tropical fowl mite.
a parasite of birds.