These small parasitic insects are the cause of an endemic disease in the Near East known as Chigoe Fever. Chigoes, or sand fleas, remain concealed beneath the sand until some unfortunate animal wanders past. The chigoe leaps an incredible distance to attach itself to the victim’s body, and then burrows under the skin to feed. The welts raised by these insidious pests are so painful, even a large animal can suffer a slow, wasting death when infested by enough parasites. According to the latest research by the Alchemists’ Guild, a virulent illness that once swept through Bastok is thought to have been the result of an invisible toxin transmitted through these deadly parasites.
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The chigoe flea (Tunga penetrans; also known as Sarcopsylla penetrans or Pulex penetrans) is a parasitic arthropod found in tropical climates, especially South America and the West Indies. It is the smallest known flea, at 1mm long. The breeding females of this insect burrow into exposed skin and lay eggs, causing strong irritation and itching in a disease called tungiasis. If left inside the skin this may lead to infection or other dangerous complications.
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