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Phylogeny of arthropods. (Reprinted from reference with permission of Elsevier Publishing.)

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Bedbugs. (Left) (bedbug). Scale bar = 0.5 mm. (Department of Tropical Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health.) (Right) Immediate-type hypersensitivity reaction to bedbug bites acquired in a four-star hotel in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC, December 2005.

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Tungiasis. (A) Low-power section of dermal lesion showing flea uterus filled with developing eggs; (B and C) progressive edema and secondary bacterial infection of lesion. (Reprinted from reference with permission.)

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Lice. (A) Head louse nits; (B) body louse; (C) pubic louse; (D) vagabond's disease. (Department of Tropical Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health.)

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Tick hypostome, showing recurved denticles.

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Key to major tick genera in the United States. (Reprinted with permission from reference .)

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Scabies. (Left) Diagram of feeding lesion and adult female mite. A, dorsal view of female mite; B, ventral view; C, feeding lesion within the epidermis. (Right) Chronic scabies affecting the hands. (Reprinted with permission from reference .)

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Key characters of some myiasis-producing fly larvae. Row 1, mature larva of a muscoid fly (from reference ). Row 2, larva of , the rat-tailed maggot; , the human botfly (with an enlarged view of a posterior spiracle); and , the latrine fly. Rows 3 and 4, appearance of posterior spiracles of some species that produce accidental, facultative, or obligatory myiasis. (Source: CDC, Atlanta, GA.)

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Gradual engorgement of feeding ixodid ticks. (Left) Four-day feeding sequence of nymphal . (Reprinted from reference with permission from Elsevier.) (Right) Scutal index of engorgement for . (Reprinted from reference with permission of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.)

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Summary of the major arthropod genera involved in biological transmission of infectious diseases

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Likely human-biting ticks and possible tick-borne infections by global region

HGE, human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (); HME, human monocytic ehrlichiosis (due to either or ); RMSF, Rocky Mountain spotted fever; STARI, southern tick-associated rash illness (etiology unknown, possibly Borrelia); CTF, Colorado tick fever; TIBOLA, tickborne lymphadenopathy (); JSF, Japanese spotted fever (); TBE, tick-borne encephalitis; CCHF, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever; KFD, Kyasanur Forest disease; ATBF, African tickbite fever ().

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Key to the common arthropod classes, subclasses, and orders of medical importance, adult stages

Data from references and .


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