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An urban epidemic of human myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis in French Guiana.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18981525     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the onset of an urban epidemic of human myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis. To our knowledge, this is the first urban epidemic described for D. hominis. The epidemic was most likely related to exceptional weather conditions and notably high rainfall in January 2000, which may have facilitated the maturation of the pupae.
Emmanuel Clyti; Christophe Deligny; Mathieu Nacher; Pascal Del Giudice; Dominique Sainte-Marie; Roger Pradinaud; Pierre Couppie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  79     ISSN:  1476-1645     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-04     Completed Date:  2008-11-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370507     Medline TA:  Am J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  797-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Institut Guyanais de Dermatologie Tropicale, Service de Dermatologie, Centre Hospitalier de Cayenne, BP 6006, 97306 Cayenne, France.
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MeSH Terms
French Guiana / epidemiology
Myiasis / epidemiology*
Urban Population*

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