Monthly Archives: April 2021

Of mice and mites (and more)


Small mammals (including mice, voles, and shrews) are found globally and many species are happy to live next door or even within the same house as humans. They can play an important role in vector-borne diseases by hosting and supporting a diverse array of fleas, ticks and mites. A recent study in Germany examined the diversity and drivers of these parasite communities found on small mammals in different habitats that humans frequent.

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