ALLMedicine™ Tungiasis Center
Research & Reviews 59 results
International Health; Mwai J, Nyole D et. al.
Apr 8th, 2022 - The parasitic disease tungiasis, caused by the flea Tunga penetrans, remains an important public health problem among children and the elderly. The study assessed the factors influencing prevention and control of tungiasis infection among school-a...
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases; Dos Santos KC, Chiummo RM et. al.
Mar 15th, 2022 - The sand flea Tunga penetrans is one of the zoonotic agents of tungiasis, a parasitic skin disease of humans and animals. The dog is one of its main reservoirs. This negatively controlled, randomized, double-masked clinical trial evaluated the the...
PloS One; Jorga SD, Lulu Dessie Y et. al.
Jan 6th, 2022 - Tungiasis is caused by the flea tunga penetrans and results in painful skin lesions, skin infections, and permanent disability. However, limited information is available that shows the magnitude of the problem and its risk factors that help for in...
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; Abrha S, Tesfaye W et. al.
Nov 4th, 2021 - Tungiasis (sand flea disease) is a neglected tropical disease caused by penetration of female sand fleas, Tunga penetrans, into a person's skin usually in their feet. The disease inflicts immense pain and suffering on millions of people, particula...
PloS One; Tamene A
Oct 30th, 2021 - Tunga penetrans, also known as sand flea, causes Tungiasis in humans and animals. Despite its notoriety as an entomological problem, however, the ectoparasite receives little consideration from public health professionals. It is against this backg...
News 3 results
Feb 19th, 2019 - WAIKOLOA, HAWAII – The Caribbean islands and Central and South America are among the most popular travel destinations for Americans. And some of these visitors will come home harboring unwelcome guests: Infestations that will eventually bring them.
Ted Rosen, MD
Sep 2nd, 2014 - Global travel has become ubiquitous for recreational, occupational, educational, humanitarian, and other purposes. For this reason, those who travel may encounter and acquire diseases from countries outside their normal habitat.
May 6th, 2011 - Specific Recommendations Arthropod-Borne Diseases Arthropods are not only a source of nuisance and pain at the site of their bites, but they also may cause more harmful generalized reactions as a result of venom production or allergies to substanc...