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Infection of humans and animals with larvae of the fly Dermatobia hominis.


Infestation by the larvae of Dermatobia hominis, the eggs of which are carried to the skin by mosquitoes. The larvae then hatch and bore into the skin while the mosquito feeds. Marblelike boils form at the site of infestation.
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There is also human botfly myiasis, which occurs when larvae grow below human skin and emerge six to 10 weeks later.

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