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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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.
Pulex irritans, known as the human flea, was the predominant flea species (72.
brasiliensis, and Dinopsyllus lypusus are plague vectors among sylvatic rodents, but Pulex irritans, the human flea, has received little attention (9).
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.