genus Tunga


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Noun1.genus Tunga - a genus of Siphonapteragenus Tunga - a genus of Siphonaptera    
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
chigger, chigoe, chigoe flea, Tunga penetrans - small tropical flea; the fertile female burrows under the skin of the host including humans
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Tungiasis is a parasitic skin disease caused by the female sand flea of the genus Tunga. Only the species Tunga penetrans and rarely Tunga trimamillata cause the disease in humans (1).
Notes on the genus Tunga (Siphonaptera: Tungidae) II--neosomes, morphology, classification, and other taxonomic notes.
Tungiasis, a parasitic skin disease that occurs in tropical countries, is caused by sand fleas of the genus Tunga (Insecta, Siphonaptera, Tungidae).