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Related to Tunga: Tunga penetrans
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.
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
a genus of fleas native to tropical and subtropical America and Africa.
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.