Korean J Parasitol.  1967 Jun;5(1):69-75. 10.3347/kjp.1967.5.1.69.

Epidemiological studies on the Acaroid mite

  • 1Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Pusan National University, Korea.


Epidemiological study on Acaroid mite in dust different sites were carried out and the following results were obtained. Tyrophagus dimidiatus, Chibidania tokyoensis and Ornithonyssus nagayoi were found in living room(46.2 %), bath room(36.7 %), garden(27.0 %), shopping-store(28.8 %) and ware-house (29.2 %) in the Pusan area. Dermanyssus gallinae and Rhizoglyphus echinopus were found mainly in class rooms of girl's high school(34.0 %) and class room of girl's middle school(40.0 %) as well as in primary school(13.2 %), but they are not found in class rooms of boys high school. Generally, the various mites were found in the living room(57.0 %), under the carpet(50 %), under the furniture(52.0 %), on the furniture(27.5 %), lavatory(35.7 %) and garden(23.8 %).

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