Tungiasis

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Tungiasis

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Tungiasis" returned 46 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Animal Reservoirs of Zoonotic Tungiasis in Endemic Rural Villages of Uganda.
 

Author(s): Francis Mutebi, Jürgen Krücken, Hermann Feldmeier, Charles Waiswa, Norbert Mencke, Elizabeth Sentongo, Georg von Samson-Himmelstjerna

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Animal tungiasis is believed to increase the prevalence and parasite burden in humans. Animal reservoirs of Tunga penetrans differ among endemic areas and their role in the epidemiology of tungiasis had never been investigated in Uganda.

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2015

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[Tungiasis present since the Incas].
 

Author(s): P Bourée

Journal: Med Sante Trop. ;25(1):22.

 

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2015

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Tungiasis Outbreak in Travelers From Madagascar.
 

Author(s): Sorya Belaz, Eugénie Gay, Florence Robert-Gangneux, Jean-Claude Beaucournu, Claude Guiguen

Journal: J Travel Med. ;22(4):263-6.

 

Seven patients from a group of 16 travelers were diagnosed at our institution with one or more sand fleas on their toes, 1 day to 3 weeks after returning from Madagascar. A questionnaire was sent to the whole group to collect clinical and epidemiological information, which showed ...

Last Updated: 7 Jul 2015

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The terms "Tungiasis" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Editorial: Cutaneous larva migrans and tungiasis: the challenge to control zoonotic ectoparasitoses associated with poverty.
 

Author(s): Jörg Heukelbach, Norbert Mencke, Hermann Feldmeier

Journal: Trop. Med. Int. Health. 2002 Nov;7(11):907-10.

 

Last Updated: 22 Oct 2002

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Tungiasis: a neglected health problem of poor communities.
 

Author(s): J Heukelbach, F A de Oliveira, G Hesse, H Feldmeier

Journal: Trop. Med. Int. Health. 2001 Apr;6(4):267-72.

 

Tungiasis is caused by the flea Tunga penetrans. Growing urbanization, improved housing and use of appropriate footwear presumably have led to an overall reduction of the occurrence of this ectoparasitosis within the last decades. However, it is still highly prevalent where people ...

Last Updated: 11 May 2001

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