Pulex irritans

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Related to Pulex irritans: Cimex lectularius, Tunga penetrans, human flea
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the most common flea attacking humans

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1958) A preliminary note on the occurrence of Pulex irritans Linnaeus and Pulex simulans Baker in North America.
A biogeography of the human flea, Pulex irritans L.
A minority of these genera live in close association with humans (synanthropic), including fleas of these species: Pulex irritans, Ctenocephalides felis, Ctenocephalides canis, Xenopsylla cheopis, Nosopsyllus fasciatus, Echidnophaga gallinacea, and Tunga penetrans (1).
All studies have reported Pulex irritans (human flea) to be the most common parasite of swift foxes.
When the groEL partial sequence FJ545656 from the red fox from France was compared with sequence DQ522300 from a Pulex irritans flea collected from foxes from Hungary, the 156-bp fragment (based on the consensus sequence from both directions) from the red fox from France was 100% identical to that of the flea.
Off-host Pulex irritans, Tunga penetrans, Ctenocephalides felis strongylus, Echidnophaga gallinacea, and Xenopsylla brasiliensis were collected in the Ituri district of northeastern DRC from March through April 2007, during an investigation of a plague outbreak.