Worldwide the most common flies that cause human infestation are Dermatobia hominis (human botfly) and Cordylobia anthropophaga
There are 3 clinical manifestations of myiasis: localized furuncular myiasis typically caused by Dermatobia hominis, Cordylobia anthropophaga
, Wohlfahrtia vigil, and Cuterebra spp.
An imported case of furuncular myiasis due to Cordylobia anthropophaga which emerged in Japan.
Myiasis due to Cordylobia anthropophaga (Tumbufly).
The Tumbu fly, Cordylobia anthropophaga (Blanchard), in southern Africa.
The second case of cutaneous myiasis caused by Cordylobia anthropophaga (Tumbu ly) in Sri Lanka.
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).
Furuncular myiasis in Africa is caused by Cordylobia anthropophaga
(also known as the tumbu fly, putsi fly or mango fly).
Myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis (South America) or Cordylobia anthropophaga
(Africa) and many other species can cause painful boils.
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.