Monday, January 14, 2008

Parasite Case of the Week 4

Welcome to the Parasite C.O.W.
Every Monday I will post a new case, as well as the answer to the previous (you'll find it below the corresponding case). Please feel free to leave a comment or your thoughts regarding the diagnosis. Click on the images to enlarge. Enjoy!

Case 4
This microscopic arthropod is just a larva but is capable of spreading disease.









Identification?
Name a disease it spreads.

3 comments:

Ian said...

Is this a trombiculid mite? if so, it could spread scrub typhus.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for the unrelated posting here, but I cannot figure out where else to place the question. Anyone know of an anti-helmith agent with a trade name Zentax?

Thanks -- will have to give more thought to the arthropod . . .

Parasite Gal said...

Could it be Zentel? That's a trade name for Albendazole.