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Musca

(mŭs'kă),
A genus of flies (family Muscidae, order Diptera) that includes the common housefly, Musca domestica, a species universally associated with humans, particularly under unsanitary conditions; it breeds in filth and organic waste, and is involved in the mechanical transfer of numerous pathogens.
[L. fly]

housefly

(hous′flī′)
n.
A common, widely distributed fly (Musca domestica) that frequents human dwellings, breeds in moist or decaying organic matter, and transmits a wide variety of diseases.

housefly

Musca domestica, a fly belonging to the order Diptera. It may be a mechanical carrier of pathogenic microorganisms.
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All collected flies were found belong to Family Muscidae Latreille (houseflies), which were dull-colored flies of small to medium size, with well developed mouth parts (fig.
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Pathogenic organisms are picked-up by the flies from garbage, sewage and other sources of filth and transferred to human food either mechanically from contaminated external body parts or after consumption by houseflies through vomiting and defecation while feeding on food.
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