Leptotrombidium deliense

There are very few known human diseases that involve pathogens transmitted by mites; the most important is tsutsugamushi disease, or scrub typhus, caused by the bacterium (Orientia tsutsugamushi) that is transmitted by several members of the genus Leptotrombidium (Family Trombiculidae) in south eastern Asia, Australia and the pacific islands (Mullen and Durden, 2002).