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]
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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.
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