The World Health Organisation has classified Tungiasis which is one of the most widespread parasitic skin diseases in sub-Saharan Africa as a neglected tropical disease. Tungiasis also known as sand fleas disease is a parasitic inflammatory skin condition, it occurs mainly in low- and middle-income countries. Since there is no approved standard drug therapy for Tungiasis, it is almost impossible for governments to eliminate the disease in endemic areas without improving people's living conditions.
Sand Flea Disease Is Neglected - What Needs to Be Done
The Conversation Africa, 15 January 2019
Tungiasis (sand flea disease) is a parasitic inflammatory skin condition caused by the female fleas Tunga penetrans (most prevalent) and less commonly Tunga trimamillata species.… Read more »
Tungiasis causes skin inflammation, severe pain, itching, and a lesion at the site of infection.
Primary School in Mulanje Experiences High Absenteeism Due to Jiggers Flea
Nyasa Times, 2 November 2018
A primary school in Mulanje high rate of absenteeism due to jiggers flea which has affected 451 learners and one teacher. Read more »
Yvonne Chaka Chaka in Kenya to Promote Fight Against Infectious Diseases
Nation, 17 July 2017
Popular South African musician, Yvonne Chaka Chaka is in the country to promote the fight against TB, Malaria, HIV Aids and jiggers. Read more »
Couples Recover From Jigger Attacks to Renew Wedding Vows
Nation, 2 April 2017
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