Maggots: Hong Kong reports two human myiasis cases

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), myiasis is infection with a fly larva, usually occurring in tropical and subtropical areas … There are a number of ways to contract it–getting an infection from accidentally ingesting larvae, from having an open wound or sore, or through your nose or ears. People can also be bitten by mosquitoes, ticks, or other flies that harbor larvae. In tropical areas, where the infection is most likely to occur, some flies lay their eggs on drying clothes that are hung outside … read more