Chrysomya bezziana: a case report in a dog from Southern China and review of the Chinese literature
Chrysomya bezziana is an obligate, myiasis-causing fly in humans and warm-blooded animals throughout the tropical and subtropical Old World. We report a case of cutaneous myiasis due to C. bezziana in a dog from Guangxi province in China. A total of 35 maggots were removed from the lesions. Direct sequencing of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene showed that the specimen belonged to haplotype CB_bezz02, which was previously reported in Malaysia and the Gulf region. This paper also reviews reported cases of screwworm myiasis from humans and animals in China. Geographical records indicate that the distribution of C. bezziana is expanding, suggesting that an integrated pest management control should be taken into consideration in China.
KeywordsChrysomya bezziana Myiasis Cytochrome b Dog China
This study was funded by Guangxi Education Department (2018KY0047) and Guangxi Natural Science Foundation (2018JJA130290).
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