The first report of human biting by Lipoptena cervi from Slovakia




hippoboscid, ectoparasites, humans, painful and itchy bites, Middle Europe


The first bite by deer ked Lipoptena cervi (Linnaeus, 1758) on humans has been reported from Slovakia. The host was bitten on the head and neck. Pain and itching appeared immediately after the bite. The skin lesion persisted for several weeks. Although the first documented case of human stings is published here, bites may have occurred in the past, albeit rarely.


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How to Cite

Oboňa, J., Fogašová, K., Krišovský, P., Mlynárová, L., Sikora, B., & Hromada, M. (2024). The first report of human biting by Lipoptena cervi from Slovakia. Annals of Parasitology, 70, 00–00.



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