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Jiggers are sand flea larvae which burrow into the soft tissues between the toes and under the toenails of humans to feed on blood  

 

They cause painful and disfiguring lesions to develop which may lead to severe inflammation, ulceration, and fibrosis, gangrene, tetanus, the loss of toenails, club foot and lameness.

 

We support Community Health Volunteers in the Kakamega rainforest where there is an alarming incidence of jiggers infestations.

 

On an ongoing basis,we supply medication for the condition, sprays and disinfectants for disinfesting homes, and shoes to keep future infections away.

 

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