Author(s): Clyti E, Deligny C, Nacher M, Del Giudice P, SainteMarie D,
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Abstract We report the onset of an urban epidemic of human myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis. To our knowledge, this is the first urban epidemic described for D. hominis. The epidemic was most likely related to exceptional weather conditions and notably high rainfall in January 2000, which may have facilitated the maturation of the pupae.
This article was published in Am J Trop Med Hyg
and referenced in Journal of Medical Microbiology & Diagnosis