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[On a new species of sand flea from Ecuador and tungiasis, a problem of Public Health in many developing countries].
Ann Ig. 2003 Sep-Oct; 15(5):747-52.AI

Abstract

The authors recently described a new species of sand flea (genus Tunga) occurred in goat, sheep, cow, pig and man, in the Andean village of S.ta Isabel (Ecuador) and named Tunga trimamillata. Its most important morphological characteristics are: slightly larger dimensions than T. penetrans, both in male and female; presence on the anterior extremity of gravid female of three rounded humps surrounding head and thorax; length of the first segment of maxillary palpi which is longer than each of the other three. The importance of this parasite is due to the fact that it can cause the same damages as T. penetrans both in humans and domestic animals, with conseguent walking difficulties and local or generalized infections. For breeders, economic losses can be remarkable. Tungiasis is a serious problem of Public Health in many countries of Latin America and Subsaharian Africa, and it can be considered in these localities as an indicator of underdevelopment and poor hygiene conditions.

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Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica Veterinaria e Patologia Animale, Università di Bologna.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

ita

PubMed ID

14969329

Citation

Pampiglione, S, et al. "[On a New Species of Sand Flea From Ecuador and Tungiasis, a Problem of Public Health in Many Developing Countries]." Annali Di Igiene : Medicina Preventiva E Di Comunita, vol. 15, no. 5, 2003, pp. 747-52.
Pampiglione S, Trentini M, Fioravanti ML, et al. [On a new species of sand flea from Ecuador and tungiasis, a problem of Public Health in many developing countries]. Ann Ig. 2003;15(5):747-52.
Pampiglione, S., Trentini, M., Fioravanti, M. L., Onore, G., & Rivasi, F. (2003). [On a new species of sand flea from Ecuador and tungiasis, a problem of Public Health in many developing countries]. Annali Di Igiene : Medicina Preventiva E Di Comunita, 15(5), 747-52.
Pampiglione S, et al. [On a New Species of Sand Flea From Ecuador and Tungiasis, a Problem of Public Health in Many Developing Countries]. Ann Ig. 2003 Sep-Oct;15(5):747-52. PubMed PMID: 14969329.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [On a new species of sand flea from Ecuador and tungiasis, a problem of Public Health in many developing countries]. AU - Pampiglione,S, AU - Trentini,M, AU - Fioravanti,M L, AU - Onore,G, AU - Rivasi,F, PY - 2004/2/19/pubmed PY - 2004/4/30/medline PY - 2004/2/19/entrez SP - 747 EP - 52 JF - Annali di igiene : medicina preventiva e di comunita JO - Ann Ig VL - 15 IS - 5 N2 - The authors recently described a new species of sand flea (genus Tunga) occurred in goat, sheep, cow, pig and man, in the Andean village of S.ta Isabel (Ecuador) and named Tunga trimamillata. Its most important morphological characteristics are: slightly larger dimensions than T. penetrans, both in male and female; presence on the anterior extremity of gravid female of three rounded humps surrounding head and thorax; length of the first segment of maxillary palpi which is longer than each of the other three. The importance of this parasite is due to the fact that it can cause the same damages as T. penetrans both in humans and domestic animals, with conseguent walking difficulties and local or generalized infections. For breeders, economic losses can be remarkable. Tungiasis is a serious problem of Public Health in many countries of Latin America and Subsaharian Africa, and it can be considered in these localities as an indicator of underdevelopment and poor hygiene conditions. SN - 1120-9135 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/14969329/[On_a_new_species_of_sand_flea_from_Ecuador_and_tungiasis_a_problem_of_Public_Health_in_many_developing_countries]_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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