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Tungiasis Outbreak in Travelers From Madagascar

Abstract : 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 that 9 of 13 (69%) had received pre-travel medical advice, but none were aware of sand flea; thus prevention measures were rarely applied. Five of seven (71%) patients wore open sandals throughout the trip. Overall, 10 sand fleas were extracted
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Sorya Belaz, Eugénie Gay, Florence Robert-Gangneux, Jean-Claude Beaucournu, Claude Guiguen. Tungiasis Outbreak in Travelers From Madagascar. Journal of Travel Medicine, Wiley-Blackwell, 2015, 22 (4), pp.263-266. ⟨10.1111/jtm.12217⟩. ⟨hal-01162380⟩

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