A flea genus commonly found on rodents. Nosopsyllus fasciatus, the northern rat flea, is a species that infrequently transmits the plague bacillus to humans.
[noso- + G. psylla, flea]
Nosopsyllus/Noso·psyl·lus/ (nos″o-sil´us) a genus of fleas, including N. fascia´tus, the common rat flea of North America and Europe, a vector of murine typhus and probably of plague.
Nosopsyllus(nŏs″ō-sĭl′ŭs) [″ + psylla, flea]
A genus of fleas belonging to the order Siphonaptera.
A species of rat fleas responsible for transmission of murine typhus and possibly plague.