Monday, December 5, 2011

Case of the Week 187

Since I am at the ASTMH annual meeting at the moment, I will keep this case short and sweet:

The following was submitted for identification to the clinical parasitology laboratory. It was difficult to get it to hold still, since it was jumping between lids of a closed petri dish. It measures approximately 2 mm in length. (CLICK ON BOTTOM RIGHT OF MOVIE TO ENLARGE)



MicrobeMan said...

A flea! Without closer examination of the specimen, I'm not sure what type of flea it is, however. Could it be a Ctenocephalides species?

Parasite spy said...


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Anonymous said...

A flea but more detailed view is needed to identify species

Matthew Rollosson said...

I must have missed this one because I was at the ASTMH meeting too!