Infection of small ruminants and, rarely, humans with larvae of the fly Oestrus ovis.
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The transmitted zoonosis in this case was oestrosis, a benign condition that can sometimes progress to blindness if untreated.
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.