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Prevention of tungiasis and tungiasis-associated morbidity using the plant-based repellent Zanzarin: a randomized, controlled field study in rural Madagascar.

Thielecke M, Raharimanga V, Rogier C, Stauss-Grabo M, Richard V, Feldmeier H.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013 Sep 19;7(9):e2426. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002426. eCollection 2013.


Control of tungiasis through intermittent application of a plant-based repellent: an intervention study in a resource-poor community in Brazil.

Buckendahl J, Heukelbach J, Ariza L, Kehr JD, Seidenschwang M, Feldmeier H.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2010 Nov 9;4(11):e879. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000879.


Regression of severe tungiasis-associated morbidity after prevention of re-infestation: a case series from rural Madagascar.

Thielecke M, Raharimanga V, Stauss-Grabo M, Rogier C, Richard V, Feldmeier H.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Nov;89(5):932-6. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.13-0244. Epub 2013 Sep 16.


A plant-based repellent protects against Tunga penetrans infestation and sand flea disease.

Feldmeier H, Kehr JD, Heukelbach J.

Acta Trop. 2006 Oct;99(2-3):126-36. Epub 2006 Sep 29.


Morbidity assessment in sand flea disease (tungiasis).

Kehr JD, Heukelbach J, Mehlhorn H, Feldmeier H.

Parasitol Res. 2007 Jan;100(2):413-21. Epub 2006 Oct 21.


Tungiasis-related life quality impairment in children living in rural Kenya.

Wiese S, Elson L, Feldmeier H.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Jan 8;12(1):e0005939. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005939. eCollection 2018 Jan.


Tungiasis (sand flea disease): a parasitic disease with particular challenges for public health.

Feldmeier H, Sentongo E, Krantz I.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2013 Jan;32(1):19-26. doi: 10.1007/s10096-012-1725-4. Epub 2012 Sep 1. Review.


High exposure to Tunga penetrans (Linnaeus, 1758) correlates with intensity of infestation.

Feldmeier H, Kehr JD, Poggensee G, Heukelbach J.

Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2006 Feb;101(1):65-9. Epub 2006 Mar 30.


Prevention of tungiasis using a biological repellent: a small case series.

Schwalfenberg S, Witt LH, Kehr JD, Feldmeier H, Heukelbach J.

Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2004 Jan;98(1):89-94. No abstract available.


Animal Reservoirs of Zoonotic Tungiasis in Endemic Rural Villages of Uganda.

Mutebi F, Krücken J, Feldmeier H, Waiswa C, Mencke N, Sentongo E, von Samson-Himmelstjerna G.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Oct 16;9(10):e0004126. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004126. eCollection 2015.


Prevalence and risk factors associated with tungiasis in Mayuge district, Eastern Uganda.

Wafula ST, Ssemugabo C, Namuhani N, Musoke D, Ssempebwa J, Halage AA.

Pan Afr Med J. 2016 May 24;24:77. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2016.24.77.8916. eCollection 2016.


Jigger flea infestation (tungiasis) in rural western Tanzania: high prevalence and severe morbidity.

Mazigo HD, Bahemana E, Konje ET, Dyegura O, Mnyone LL, Kweka EJ, Kidenya BR, Heukelbach J.

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Apr;106(4):259-63. doi: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2011.12.001. Epub 2012 Feb 10.


Treatment of Tungiasis with dimeticone: a proof-of-principle study in rural Kenya.

Thielecke M, Nordin P, Ngomi N, Feldmeier H.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Jul 31;8(7):e3058. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003058. eCollection 2014.


Successful Treatment of Severe Tungiasis in Pigs Using a Topical Aerosol Containing Chlorfenvinphos, Dichlorphos and Gentian Violet.

Mutebi F, von Samson-Himmelstjerna G, Feldmeier H, Waiswa C, Bukeka Muhindo J, Krücken J.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Oct 11;10(10):e0005056. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005056. eCollection 2016 Oct.


Prevalence, intensity and risk factors of tungiasis in Kilifi County, Kenya: I. Results from a community-based study.

Wiese S, Elson L, Reichert F, Mambo B, Feldmeier H.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Oct 9;11(10):e0005925. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005925. eCollection 2017 Oct.


Tungiasis-related knowledge and treatment practices in two endemic communities in northeast Brazil.

Winter B, Oliveira FA, Wilcke T, Heukelbach J, Feldmeier H.

J Infect Dev Ctries. 2009 Jul 1;3(6):458-66.


Tungiasis-associated morbidity in pigs and dogs in endemic villages of Uganda.

Mutebi F, Krücken J, Feldmeier H, Waiswa C, Mencke N, von Samson-Himmelstjerna G.

Parasit Vectors. 2016 Jan 27;9:44. doi: 10.1186/s13071-016-1320-0.


The prevalence and association with health-related quality of life of tungiasis and scabies in schoolchildren in southern Ethiopia.

Walker SL, Lebas E, De Sario V, Deyasso Z, Doni SN, Marks M, Roberts CH, Lambert SM.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Aug 3;11(8):e0005808. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005808. eCollection 2017 Aug.


Tungiasis - A Janus-faced parasitic skin disease.

Feldmeier H, Keysers A.

Travel Med Infect Dis. 2013 Nov-Dec;11(6):357-65. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2013.10.001. Epub 2013 Oct 18. Review.


[Tungiasis in Bangou (West Cameroon)].

Bourée P, Simeni Njonnou R, Takougang I, Kaptue L.

Med Sante Trop. 2012 Oct-Dec;22(4):440-3. doi: 10.1684/mst.2013.0134. French.

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