An Urban Epidemic of Human Myiasis Caused by Dermatobia hominis in French Guiana

Emmanuel Clyti Institut Guyanais de Dermatologie Tropicale, Service de Dermatologie, Centre Hospitalier de Cayenne, BP 6006, 97306 Cayenne, France; EA 3593 Faculte de Medicine, Avenue a’Estries, 97300 Cayenne, France; Centre d’Investigations Cliniques, Epidémiologie Clinique Antilles Guyane, CIC EC CIE802, Centre Hospitalier de Cayenne, BP 6006, 97306 Cayenne, France; Service d’Infectiologie, Hôpital de Fréjus, France

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Christophe Deligny Institut Guyanais de Dermatologie Tropicale, Service de Dermatologie, Centre Hospitalier de Cayenne, BP 6006, 97306 Cayenne, France; EA 3593 Faculte de Medicine, Avenue a’Estries, 97300 Cayenne, France; Centre d’Investigations Cliniques, Epidémiologie Clinique Antilles Guyane, CIC EC CIE802, Centre Hospitalier de Cayenne, BP 6006, 97306 Cayenne, France; Service d’Infectiologie, Hôpital de Fréjus, France

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Mathieu Nacher Institut Guyanais de Dermatologie Tropicale, Service de Dermatologie, Centre Hospitalier de Cayenne, BP 6006, 97306 Cayenne, France; EA 3593 Faculte de Medicine, Avenue a’Estries, 97300 Cayenne, France; Centre d’Investigations Cliniques, Epidémiologie Clinique Antilles Guyane, CIC EC CIE802, Centre Hospitalier de Cayenne, BP 6006, 97306 Cayenne, France; Service d’Infectiologie, Hôpital de Fréjus, France

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Pascal del Giudice Institut Guyanais de Dermatologie Tropicale, Service de Dermatologie, Centre Hospitalier de Cayenne, BP 6006, 97306 Cayenne, France; EA 3593 Faculte de Medicine, Avenue a’Estries, 97300 Cayenne, France; Centre d’Investigations Cliniques, Epidémiologie Clinique Antilles Guyane, CIC EC CIE802, Centre Hospitalier de Cayenne, BP 6006, 97306 Cayenne, France; Service d’Infectiologie, Hôpital de Fréjus, France

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Dominique Sainte-Marie Institut Guyanais de Dermatologie Tropicale, Service de Dermatologie, Centre Hospitalier de Cayenne, BP 6006, 97306 Cayenne, France; EA 3593 Faculte de Medicine, Avenue a’Estries, 97300 Cayenne, France; Centre d’Investigations Cliniques, Epidémiologie Clinique Antilles Guyane, CIC EC CIE802, Centre Hospitalier de Cayenne, BP 6006, 97306 Cayenne, France; Service d’Infectiologie, Hôpital de Fréjus, France

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Roger Pradinaud Institut Guyanais de Dermatologie Tropicale, Service de Dermatologie, Centre Hospitalier de Cayenne, BP 6006, 97306 Cayenne, France; EA 3593 Faculte de Medicine, Avenue a’Estries, 97300 Cayenne, France; Centre d’Investigations Cliniques, Epidémiologie Clinique Antilles Guyane, CIC EC CIE802, Centre Hospitalier de Cayenne, BP 6006, 97306 Cayenne, France; Service d’Infectiologie, Hôpital de Fréjus, France

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Pierre Couppie Institut Guyanais de Dermatologie Tropicale, Service de Dermatologie, Centre Hospitalier de Cayenne, BP 6006, 97306 Cayenne, France; EA 3593 Faculte de Medicine, Avenue a’Estries, 97300 Cayenne, France; Centre d’Investigations Cliniques, Epidémiologie Clinique Antilles Guyane, CIC EC CIE802, Centre Hospitalier de Cayenne, BP 6006, 97306 Cayenne, France; Service d’Infectiologie, Hôpital de Fréjus, France

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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.

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