Tunga

A genus of parasitic fleas in the family Pulicidae. They are found mainly in Africa, South America, and Central America.
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2013
2013
Tunga trimamillata is a species of sand flea occurring in Ecuador and Peru parasitizing cattle, goat, sheep, swine, and man. This… (More)
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2008
2008
We examined the domestic animals and rodents in a community in rural Nigeria. Of the 133 animals examined, 29 (21.8%) were… (More)
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2007
2007
In the present study, the life cycle of Tunga penetrans was established in Wistar rats in the laboratory, and the morphology of… (More)
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2006
2006
Tungiasis is a parasitic skin disease prevalent in impoverished populations in the tropics and associated with considerable… (More)
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2005
2005
Twenty-four isolates of Tunga were collected from afflicted humans, dogs, cats, pigs and rats in Brazil. To investigate genetic… (More)
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2005
2005
In a field trial in Brazil 17 dogs penetrated by females of the jigger flea, Tunga penetrans, were topically treated with a… (More)
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2004
2004
The jigger Tunga penetrans (Linnaeus, 1758: type-species of the family Tungidae) is the smallest known species of flea… (More)
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2004
2004
Of the ten currently known species of sand fleas, only two, Tunga penetrans and Tunga trimamillata, are known to be parasites of… (More)
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2004
2004
Tunga penetrans is an ectoparasite causing considerable morbidity in endemic communities. Recently, endobacteria of the genus… (More)
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2002
2002
In search of Wolbachia in human parasites, Wolbachia were identified in the sand flea Tunga penetrans. PCR and DNA sequencing of… (More)
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