[Gr. kteis, stem kteno-, comb + cephalo-+ -ides]
A genus of fleas of the order Siphonaptera. They are intermediate hosts of Dipylidium caninum and may also transmit cat scratch disease, epidemic typhus, bacillary angiomatosis, and rickettsiosis to human beings.
SEE: Dipylidium caninum; SEE: Pulicidae
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