n South African Medical Journal - New fly species causing human myiasis identified in Eastern Cape, South Africa : scientific letters
|Article Title||New fly species causing human myiasis identified in Eastern Cape, South Africa : scientific letters|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Author||S.K. Kuria, H.J.C. Kingu, S.D. Vasaikar, J.N. Mkhize, J.M. Iisa and A. Dhaffala|
|Publication Date||Sep 2010|
|Pages||580 - 581|
|Keyword(s)||Walter Sisulu University|
To the Editor : Myiasis is the infestation of tissues of live vertebrates (humans and/or animals) by dipterous larvae. Human myiasis is classified according to the type of larva producing the lesion, location and clinical signs. Myiases in humans are thought to have originated from the close association between humans and domestic animals in ancient times.
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