1, 5] Cases of human myiasis have been documented from many countries in Africa, most of them caused by the blowfly Cordylobia anthropophaga (Table 1).
The second case of cutaneous myiasis caused by Cordylobia anthropophaga (Tumbu ly) in Sri Lanka.
The Tumbu fly, Cordylobia anthropophaga (Blanchard), in southern Africa.
There are 3 clinical manifestations of myiasis: localized furuncular myiasis typically caused by Dermatobia hominis, Cordylobia anthropophaga, Wohlfahrtia vigil, and Cuterebra spp.
Clinical and parasitological observations on a case of disseminated furuncular myiasis caused by Cordylobia rodhaini in a man in Ethiopia [in Italian].
Myiasis by Cordylobia rodhaini contracted in Africa and diagnosed in Canada.
Worldwide the most common flies that cause human infestation are Dermatobia hominis (human botfly) and Cordylobia
anthropophaga (tumbu fly).
Among the diverse types of human myiasis that can occur in tropical regions, those in skin tissue are the most frequent, especially those generated by flies of the family Calliphoridae, of which the predominant species are Cordylobia
anthropophaga (tumbu fly); C.
Myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis (South America) or Cordylobia
anthropophaga (Africa) and many other species can cause painful boils.
Furuncular myiasis in Africa is caused by Cordylobia anthropophaga (also known as the tumbu fly, putsi fly or mango fly).
These larvae were subsequently identified as Cordylobia spp.
There has been a dramatic increase in the incidence of myiasis this year in Gauteng and North West province, probably because of the high rainfall and temperatures in the region, resulting in optimal weather conditions to support the life cycle of the Cordylobia fly.