The poultry red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae): a potential vector of pathogenic agents

Valiente Moro, Claire, Luna, Carlos J., Tod, Alexander, Guy, Jonathan, Sparagano, Olivier and Zenner, Lionel (2009) The poultry red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae): a potential vector of pathogenic agents. Experimental and Applied Acarology, 48 (1-2). pp. 93-104. ISSN 0168-8162

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Abstract

The poultry red mite, D. gallinae has been involved in the transmission of many pathogenic agents, responsible for serious diseases both in animals and humans. Nowadays, few effective methods are available to control the ectoparasite in poultry farms. Consequently, this is an emerging problem which must be taken into account to maintain good health in commercial egg production. This paper addresses the vector capacity of the ectoparasite with special emphasis on salmonellae, pathogenic agents responsible for many of the most important outbreaks of food-borne diseases worlwide. It has been experimentally shown that D. gallinae could act as a biological vector of S. enteritidis and natural carriage of these bacteria by the mite on poultry premises has also been reported. It was also found that D. gallinae carried other pathogens such as E. coli, Shigella sp., and Staphylococcus, thus increasing the list of pathogenic agents potentially transmitted by the mite.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dermanyssus gallinae, vectorial role, pathogenic agents, salmonella
Subjects: C100 Biology
C700 Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry
D300 Animal Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2011 14:39
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:27
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4345

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