fly bites

fly bites

bites that may be caused by species of deerflies, horseflies, blackflies, or sand flies. Such bites produce a small painful wound with swelling caused by substances in the insect's saliva that are injected beneath the surface of the skin. Emergency treatment for fly bites includes cleaning the site and placing ice on it. The bite should be monitored for possible infections, as biting flies often transmit diseases.
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The Department of Defense will continue to rely upon ITNs to protect service members from sand fly bites and diseases.
I could not keep away even when the horse fly bites swelled to the size of an orange and itched for weeks.
October 13, 2014 (JUBA) -- Over 150 people in South Sudan have died from Kala-azar, a disease transmitted through sand fly bites, the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a report.
Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by Leishmania, a parasite which is transmitted to humans through sand fly bites.
Those crazy fly bites have left the most vivid impressions in my memory.
Midge bites cause large, irritating swellings which often disappear in a few hours after great discomfort for a while, but the inflammation resulting from the poison of mosquito or horse fly bites will last for weeks and can cause complete immobilisation.
It is mainly spread by sand fly bites and is a major public health problem in the Mediterranean basin, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Central and South America and a potential hazard to travelers and military personnel.
Infection with the Leishmania parasite, or leishmaniasis, is mainly spread by sand fly bites and is a major public health problem in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and other parts of the developing world.
When an infected sand fly bites a human, it injects the parasite under the skin, explains Col.
The African sleeping sickness parasite, most commonly Trypanosoma brucei, is transmitted to humans by tsetse fly bites.
When the fly bites, it deposits the larvae of a parasitic worm which matures to adulthood and produces millions of tiny worms, called microfilaria.
Moreover, sleeping habit of these people also provided more chances for sand fly bites as many of them used to sleep on the ground with most of the body parts exposed.