The following was received in clinical parasitology for identification. The patient (a physician) was concerned because he found this arthropod attached to his thigh and wants to know what he should do. It was attached for approximately 6 hours. After removing it, he put it in the first container he could find (hence the interesting submission container!)
What would be your advice to this physician?
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