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Table 2 Cases of human attack by avian mite species documented in scientific literature from 1936 to 2013

From: Should the poultry red mite Dermanyssus gallinae be of wider concern for veterinary and medical science?

Mite species Details 1936-1961 1962-1987 1988-2013
Dermanyssus gallinae Residential 6 [68,76-79] 1 [80] 18 [64,81-89]
Hospitals - 6 [90-94] 1 [95]
Office spaces - 2 [96,97] 2 [82]
Occupational* - - 4 [69,81,98,99]
Dermanyssus spp. or other species Residential - 1 [100] 2 [74,101]
Occupational - - 1 [102]
Ornithonyssus sylviarum/Ornithonyssus spp. Residential 1 [103] 4 [70,104-106] 8 [64,81,107-111]
Hospitals - 1 [94] -
Occupational - - 1 [112]
Avian mite complex Residential 3 [73,113,114] 1 [115] 2 [86,116]
  1. Figures show number of independent cases (by mite population), though any given reference may provide multiple cases from a single mite population. *‘Occupational’ includes hobby poultry keepers.