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Med J Aust. 1999 Dec 6-20;171(11-12):654-5.

Exotic myiasis with Lund's fly (Cordylobia rodhaini).

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Department of Medical Entomology, University of Sydney, Westmead, NSW.


After a four-week holiday in East Africa, a woman was diagnosed with furuncular myiasis: a third-instar larva of the fly Cordylobia rodhaini (Lund's fly) was found in a skin lesion. This is the first report of exotic myiasis and importation of this species of fly into Australia, and reflects the increasing risk of introducing exotic flies of public health and veterinary importance to Australia.

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