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Korean J Parasitol. 1973 Aug;11(2):102-107. English.
Published online Mar 20, 1994.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1973.11.2.102
Copyright © 1973 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
Fleas (Siphonaptera) infesting small mammals from the Western Oriental region
Glenn E. Haas,1 and Dan W. Walton2
1Department of Biology, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA.
2Rodent Control Research Center, Karachi, Pakistan.
Abstract

Nine species of fleas representing 4 families were collected in 1972 form 14 species of small mammals: 2 hedgehogs, 1 shrew, 2 bats, 8 rodents and 1 mongoose. Most specimens were from 7 localities in Karachi District. Xenopsylla astis accounted for 78% of the 404 fleas collected. Collection data, especially flea-mammal associations and locality records, are presented and discussed.

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Table 1
Flea-mammal associations in the Karachi District and Swat Kohistan, 1972, expressed in numbers of mammals infested

References
1. Haas GE. Cat flea-mongoose relationships in Hawaii. J Med Entomol 1966;2(4):321–326.
 
2. Hopkins GHE, et al. Trustees British Museum London 1953;Vol I:361.
3. Lewis RE. The fleas (Siphonaptera) of Egypt. An illustrated and annotated key. J Parasitol 1967;53(4):863–885.
  
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