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Tunga

 [tun´gah]
a genus of fleas native to tropical and subtropical America and Africa. T. pe´netrans is the chigoe, which attacks many birds and mammals, including humans.

Tunga

/Tun·ga/ (tun´gah) a genus of fleas, including T. pe´netrans, the chigoe (q.v.).

Tunga

(tung'ga) [Tupi (language of the Tupi people of Brazil)]
A genus of fleas of the family Hectopsyllidae.

Tunga penetrans

A species common in tropical regions. It infests humans, cats, dogs, rats, pigs, and other animals and produces a severe local inflammation frequently liable to secondary infection. Synonym: chigger flea; chigoe (1)
See: chigoe infestation

Tunga

a genus of fleas native to tropical and subtropical America and Africa.

Tunga penetrans
the chigoe or jigger flea, which attacks humans, dogs, pigs and other animals, as well as poultry, and causes intense skin irritation. See also chigoe.
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Tunga prefere usar o termo instauracao para denominar algo que, na pratica, excede tanto a nocao de instalacao quanto a de performance.
At the core, providers must create a baseline understanding of the risks and impacts of the transition, according to Tunga.
South African Tunga Zvenhamo began his career in his hometown, Cape Town, where he worked with the Sheraton and Hilton hotels.
This unique polychromic fragment is the fourth earthenware representation of early tungiasis in Peru identified to date and the only one that represents the different stages of Tunga spp.
During this time, a total of 1,151 people (occupying a representative sample of 50 randomly selected compounds) were interviewed using a pretested, locally approved questionnaire and clinically examined for the presence of Tunga penetrans.
Aportes al conocimiento de Tunga penetrans (Linne, 1758) (Siphonaptera): su bionomia, clinica, tratamiento y prevencion en la Republica Argentina.
Tungiasis is a cutaneous infestation caused by Tunga penetrans, a human flea.
Algunos de los artistas que participan con sus obras de esta muestra son Gego, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Guillermo Kuitca, Ana Mendieta, Mira Schendel y Tunga.
Among the major artists represented are Gego, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Guillermo Kuitca, Ana Mendieta, Mira Schendel, and Tunga.
Tunga the baby elephant went for a refreshing dip in a water pool at Chester Zoo while an orang-utan hid from the sun under a sack.
Tunga was born on October 10 last year, one of two elephants born at the zoo in 2004.
Visitors will be able meet Sundara and Tunga, two Asian elephant calves, both born at the Zoo in 2004.