Humans are most commonly seen to be infested by the larvae of "Dermatobia hominis'' and "Cordylobia anthropophaga
." Eggs and young larvae of these types of flies entering the human body lead to infestation once they reach their late phase.
on "First case of Furuncular Myiasis due to Cordylobia anthropophaga
in a Latin American resident returning from Central African Republic" with great interest.
[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.
African Tumbu fly - Cordylobia anthropophaga
, also known as Mango fly, Skin maggot fly and Worms of Cayor, causes furunculosis like condition2.
There are 3 clinical manifestations of myiasis: localized furuncular myiasis typically caused by Dermatobia hominis, Cordylobia anthropophaga
, Wohlfahrtia vigil, and Cuterebra spp.; creeping dermal myiasis caused by Gasterophilus spp.
Worldwide the most common flies that cause human infestation are Dermatobia hominis (human botfly) and Cordylobia anthropophaga
Table 6-15 Zoonotic Diseases Caused by Diptera Larvae Type of Myiasis Scientific Name Dermal, cutaneous, or * Cordylobia anthropophaga
(Mango fly) subdermal myiasis * Cordylobia rodhaini (New World screwworm) * Cochliomyia hominivorax (New World screwworm) * Chrysomya bezziana (Old World screwworm) * Dermatobia hominis (human botfly) Wound myiasis * Lucilia sericata and Lucilia cuprina * Sarcophaga spp.
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).