Tumbu fly | definition of tumbu fly by Medical dictionary
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A species of fly belonging to the genus Cordylobia in Africa and the genus Dermatobia in tropical America. Their larvae develop in the skin of wild domesticated animals, and humans are frequently attacked.
tumbu fly An African fly that can cause skin infestation with its larvae (myiasis).
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African Tumbu fly
- Cordylobia anthropophaga, also known as Mango fly, Skin maggot fly and Worms of Cayor, causes furunculosis like condition2.
The tumbu fly
deposits its eggs on moist clothing, soiled blankets and in sand.
Among the diverse types of human myiasis that can occur in tropical regions, those in skin tissue are the most frequent, especially those generated by flies of the family Calliphoridae, of which the predominant species are Cordylobia anthropophaga (tumbu fly