Infection of small ruminants and, rarely, humans with larvae of the fly Oestrus ovis.
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This paper reports incidence of nasal oestrosis in a goat and it's therapeutic management.
(2011) recorded oestrosis in a Sirohi goat however with an aberrant, unilateral encephalitis where as Ahaduzzama et al.
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The transmitted zoonosis in this case was oestrosis, a benign condition that can sometimes progress to blindness if untreated.
The nasal bot fly, Oestrus ovis are well-known parasites in nasal cavities and frontal sinuses, sometimes also in maxillary sinuses of domestic sheep, goats and some wild ruminants worldwide causing the clinical picture known as oestrosis or nasal myiasis (Soulsby, 1992; Sharma et al., 2014).
Involvement of brain may produce nervous symptoms like 'gid' caused by Coenurus cerebralis and thus oestrosis is also referred as 'false gid' (Soulsby, 1992; Sharma et al., 2014).
The diagnosis of oestrosis is usually made by direct visualization of the larvae, since the most frequent symptoms are pharyngeal myiasis and ophthalmomyiasis.
To our knowledge, this is the first case of human oestrosis on the Canary Islands, as well as the first human case described with eosinophilia.