Volume 79, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


We report the onset of an urban epidemic of human myiasis caused by . To our knowledge, this is the first urban epidemic described for . 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.


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  • Received : 12 Apr 2008
  • Accepted : 12 Jul 2008

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