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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

(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
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In a similar attempt to erase the boundaries between disparate fields of knowledge, Tunga has always deliberately blurred the line between reality and fiction, science and art, in his work.
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Bello Mohammed, who prosecuted the case, told the court that the student stole the wallet when he and his friend boarded a commercial motorcycle from Tunga to Sabon Gari on April 21.
PDEA declared as drug-free Baybay City, Mahaplag, San Isidro, Matag-ob, Tunga, Tabango, Capoocan, Jaro, Sta Fe, Matalom, Hindang, Babatngon, Villaba, Inopacan, Hilongos, Javier, Barugo, San Miguel, Mayorga, Tolosa, Pastrana, Alang-alang, La Paz, Palompon and Carigara.
He was killed by Indian troops at Tunga top in Handwara area of Kupwara district on 29th June, this year, and was buried at N K Gali area of the district.
ISLAMABAD -- In Indian occupied Kashmir, claiming that the youth killed by Indian forces in Tunga Top forest area of Kupwara district on June 29 was their son, Mudasir Ahmad Butt, family members and relatives held a protest at Press Enclave Srinagar to demand the body of Mudasir.
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We expect these flights to bring to Ohrid over 2,500 passengers from Estonia next summer," said TAV Macedonia CEO Alp Er Tunga Ersoy.