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myiasis

 [mi-i´ah-sis]
invasion of the body by the larvae of flies, characterized as cutaneous (subdermal tissue), gastrointestinal, nasopharyngeal, ocular, or urinary, depending on the region invaded.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

my·i·a·sis

(mī-ī'ă-sis),
Any infection due to invasion of tissues or cavities of the body by larvae of dipterous insects.
[G. myia, a fly]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

myiasis

(mī′ə-sĭs, mī-ī′ə-sĭs)
n. pl. myiases (mī′ə-sēz′)
1. Infestation of tissue by fly larvae.
2. A disease resulting from infestation of tissue by fly larvae.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

my·i·a·sis

(mī-ī'ă-sis)
Any infection due to invasion of tissues or cavities of the body by larvae of dipterous insects.
[G. myia, a fly]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

myiasis

Infestation of the skin, wounds or body apertures by fly larvae. Fly-blown and maggotty wounds are common in the tropics and the infestation does little harm. The African tumbu fly deposits eggs through the intact skin and the larva grows into an adult fly that then emerges. Bot fly egg larvae, deposited by mosquitos, penetrate the skin. Some fly larvae gain access to the sinuses around the nose and can cause severe damage.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

myiasis

An infection or infestation of tissues or cavities by larvae of flies. In the eye (called ophthalmomyiasis or ocular myiasis) the larvae may affect the ocular surface, the conjunctival sac, the intraocular tissues or occasionally the deeper orbital tissues. Treatment consists of the mechanical removal of the larvae following topical anaesthesia.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

my·i·a·sis

(mī-ī'ă-sis)
Any infection due to invasion of tissues or cavities of the body by larvae of dipterous insects.
[G. myia, a fly]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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CHECK animals every day for fly-strike. Flies like to lay their eggs in the faeces-covered fur of rabbits, guinea pigs, dogs and cats.
Fly-strike can be controlled by keeping your rabbits and their hutches clean.
Even though shearing cuts heal quickly, use an antibacterial spray to help prevent infections, which may spread to the lymph glands or result in fly-strike. Commercial shearers don't normally do this, but if you're there to help, you can pay special attention to these cuts.