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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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At the core, providers must create a baseline understanding of the risks and impacts of the transition, according to Tunga.
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.
The required data and information were collected from a direct field study based on the results of 300 questionnaires that were administered in eight selected villages (Giyabiri, Ledi, Gurfata, Dobi, Tunga Gayan and Tunga Maje) in Gwagwalada Area Council of Federal Capital Territory Abuja.
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.
Tunga is the second elephant born at Chester Zoo this year, after female calf Sundara was born to Sithami in March.
Innocent men, women and children, plus furyo (prisoners of war) were 'recruited' as guinea pigs for the experiments, by such Army organisations as the Kempeitai (Japan's dreaded military police) as well as Shokan (general and flag officers) like Shosho Shun Akigasa, Commander of the 4th Border Garrison Unit at Futo, Tunga Province, Manchuria, who controlled the Hogoin Camp for 'escapees and wrongdoers'.
1961-1962 "Icelandic dialectology: methods and results", Lingua Islandica-Islenzk tunga 3: 72-113.
Tunga penetrans is an invasive flea that lodges itself in the epidermis of mammals, producing a painful nodular lesion known as tungiasis.
Another case criticised by the court was that of the ECU14m Tunga dam project in Nigeria.
Among the artists on view are Fernando Botero, Pedro Figari, Frida Kahlo, Guillermo Kuitca, Wifredo Lam, Matta, Ana Mendieta, Juan Sanchez, Jesus Rafael Soto and Tunga.