This case involves an orphan female neonate—abandoned in a dustbin in Poona, India—who was infected by the larval forms of the blowfly. The blowfly causing this infestation belonged to the family Calliphoridae and genus Calliphora.The fly of this genus is of importance in Indian veterinary science and is found abundantly around decaying matter in Poona. The larvae occurring in carrion, flesh, etc, usually infest open wounds of animals and rarely infest humans.
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Electronic Article| July 01 2000
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Sonali S. Bapat; Neonatal Myiasis. Pediatrics July 2000; 106 (1): e6. 10.1542/peds.106.1.e6
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