This week’s case is courtesy of Dr. Charlie Huskins, one of our pediatric ID physicians. The parents of his patient found the following bug in their home and were concerned that it might be a disease vector. They are concerned that it might have bitten their child, as they have identified a potential ‘bite’ mark.
Of note, the family lives in the midwestern United States and has no history of recent travel.
What is the general identification of this bug? Is there any concern for disease transmission?