Battling Jiggers in Western Kenya

It is thought that the jigger parasite (meaning sand flea) or the Tunga pentrans originated from Central and South America and was inadvertently brought by humans to sub-Saharan Africa. Its symptoms include severe inflammation, ulceration and itching, but if ignored READ MORE

Tunga penetrans (chigoe flea or jigger) Part One

Tunga penetrans (chigoe flea or jigger) is a parasitic insect found in most tropical and sub-tropical climates. It is native to Central and South America, and has been inadvertently introduced by humans to sub-Saharan Africa. Synonyms for Tunga penetrans include READ MORE

Il re della “movida” notturna volontario in Africa

Laigueglia. They are called “jiggers” and are parasites that infect millions of people’s hands and feet, especially children, in many parts of Africa, South America and India. Those who are affected risk amputation in the long run. Only in Kenya READ MORE

Karen Blixen

The air, in Africa, has a hidden meaning in Europe: full of apparitions and mirages, is, in a sense, the real stage of each event.