Tungiasis refers to human infection with adult fleas, Tunga penetrans. Although common throughout the tropics, tungiasis is rarely encountered by physicians in the United States such that it may be improperly diagnosed and inappropriately treated. We provide a case report of tungiasis in a traveler from Cameroon and a brief review of reported cases in the United States and Canada.
Richardson, D. J. and Mangili, A. M.
"Infection with the Sand Flea Tunga penetrans (Tungiasis) in a Traveller Returning from Cameroon, Africa,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 70
, Article 33.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol70/iss1/33