The girl's case was found to be an infection called Tungiasis, caused by a sand flea
called Tunga penetrans.
She also said that at first they thought it was sand flea
bites, however, they later discovered that their legs were, in fact, infected with hookworms.
Jigger infestation is caused by an impregnated female sand flea
called tunga penetrans which burrows into various parts of the body and lays eggs there, causing pus-filled sores.
Around the world this disease is also known by various names such as chigoe, jigger, sand flea
, puce-chique, kuti, suthi-pique, niguas, bicho do pe, or pulga de bicho (3).
Tungiasis is an ectoparasitic skin disease caused by the penetration of the pregnant female sand flea
Tungiasis is a skin disease caused by the sand flea
"Tunga penetrans"; the disease is endemic in some poor resource communities where various domestic and sylvatic animals act as reservoirs for this zoonosis .
It also helps fight leishmaniasis , a disease cause by a parasite transmitted through sand flea
bites in tropical climates, MacLaughlan said.
turned bunker, Nevada, home of the sand flea
whose life span is about
For instance, a blowhole, a sand flea
, that silly putty smirk you wear in the checkout line while having a nice day.
There were some things about the Tortola trip that I would like to have forgotten--the hundreds of sand flea
bites, waking up each day with sand in my teeth--but something still beckoned me to the lifestyle of a WWOOFer.
We used 35 local terms (nigua, nihua, niua, pique, pigue, piqui, piki, pico, sico, seccec, chegoe, chego, chigger, puce chique, puce de sable, chique, chica, bicho de pe, bicho do porco, pulga de areia, jatecuba, jigger, chicque, sand flea
, tchike, tschike, sike, xique, ckicke, aagrani, atten, tom, tu, tungay, and tunga) and 9 scientific terms (Pulex minimus cutem penetrans Americanus, Pulex minutissimun nigricans, Acarus fuscus sub cutem nidulans proboscide acutiore, Pulex penetrans, Rhynchoprion penetrans, Sarcophaga penetrans, Dermatophilus penetrans, Sarcopsylla penetrans, and Tunga penetrans).
The jigger flea (Tunga penetrans), also known as the sand flea
, chigoe or chigger, has a unique and sophisticated parasitic lifecycle in which the fertilised female flea burrows into human feet, feeds on blood fluids and swells with eggs that are then released onto the ground.