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Common to Latin America, Caribbean and Sub Saharan Africa, the colloquially named 'jigger flea' is known to cause significant debilitation in areas of deprived resources and infrastructure.
This ectoparasitosis is caused by the sand flea (Tunga penetrans, Siphonaptera: Tungidae, Tunginae), also called the jigger flea. The female jigger flea penetrates into the skin of its host, undergoes a peculiar hypertrophy, expels several hundred eggs for a period of [less than or equal to] 3 weeks, and eventually dies.
It has just got over a nasty outbreak of the jigger flea.
Since arriving in Africa during the 19th century, the jigger flea has spread across the continent, hitching a ride on the soles of people's feet.