n South African Medical Journal - New fly species causing human myiasis identified in Eastern Cape, South Africa : scientific letters

Volume 100, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



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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