Pulex irritans


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Related to Pulex irritans: Cimex lectularius, Tunga penetrans, human flea

Pulex

 [pu´leks]
a genus of fleas, several species of which transmit the microorganism causing plague.
Pulex ir´ritans a widely distributed species, known as the human flea, which infests domestic animals as well as humans, and may act as an intermediate host of certain helminths.

Pu·lex ir·'ri·tans

the human flea, a common flea that infests humans, many domestic animals (especially swine), and wild mammals and birds; a poor vector of plague.

Pulex irritans

A species that infests humans, dogs, hogs, and other mammals. It is an intermediate host of the tapeworm Dipylidium caninum. Synonym: human flea
See also: Pulex

Pulex

a genus of fleas, several species of which transmit the microorganism causing bubonic plague in humans.

Pulex irritans
a widely distributed species, known as the human flea, which infests domestic animals as well as humans, and may act as an intermediate host of certain helminths.
Pulex porcinus
the peccary flea.
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Department Province/ District Host (Number) Species cat (10) Ctenocephalides felis Cajamarca/ cat (2) Ctenocephalides canis San Ignacio/ dog (45) Ctenocephalides felis San Ignacio dog (6) Pulex irritans (Marizagua) guinea pig (1) Pulex irritans guinea pig (1) Ctenocephalides felis Amazonas/ dog (8) Ctenocephalides felis Utcubamba/ dog (1) Pulex irritans Cajaruro dog (3) Ctenocephalides felis Amazonas/ dog (1) Rhiphicephalus sanguineus Utcubamba/ dog (1) Boophilus spp.
gltA-positive fleas Flea species Dogs Cats Ctenocephalides felis 114 (10) 152 (14) Archeopsylla erinacei 26 (26) 8 (8) Ctenocephalides canis 4 (0) -- Ceratophyllus gallinae 2 (1) 3 (1) Pulex irritans -- 1 (0) Total 146 (37) 164 (23) * gltA, citrate synthase.
brasiliensis, and Dinopsyllus lypusus are plague vectors among sylvatic rodents, but Pulex irritans, the human flea, has received little attention (9).
The present status of the conquest of tropical Africa by Pulex irritans Linnaeus, 1758 [in French].
The susceptibility to dieldrin of Pulex irritans and Pediculus humanus corporis in the Pare area of north-east Tanganyika.
We detected Rickettsia felis DNA in Ctenocephalides felis and Bartonella quintana DNA in 3 Pulex irritans fleas taken from a pet Cercopithecus cephus monkey in Gabon, sub-Saharan Africa.