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    Two Severe Cases of Tungiasis in Goat Kids in Uganda (2016)

    Art
    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Autoren
    Mutebi, Francis
    Krücken, Jürgen (WE 13)
    Mencke, Norbert
    Feldmeier, Hermann
    von Samson-Himmelstjerna, Georg (WE 13)
    Waiswa, Charles
    Quelle
    Journal of insect science; 16(1) — S. 1–3
    ISSN: 1536-2442
    Sprache
    Englisch
    Verweise
    DOI: 10.1093/jisesa/iew016
    Pubmed: 27012871
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    Tungiasis ensues from the penetration and burrowing of female sand fleas (Tungaspp.; Siphonaptera: Tungidae) in the skin of mammals. There are few case reports of severe tungiasis in goats and in these cases theTungaspecies were not in most cases clearly identified. Two cases of severe tungiasis caused byTunga penetransin goat kids from tungiasis-endemic rural Uganda are reported. These are the first severe cases of tungiasis in goats reported from outside South America.