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Flies

  • Carlos Brisola MarcondesEmail author
  • Patricia Jacqueline Thyssen
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Abstract

Here we discuss the role of several dipterans (flies, horseflies, mosquitoes, and others) in causing disease in human beings and other animals, through various mechanisms such as sucking of blood, contamination of foods and other materials, and infestation of the body. The use of maggots for cleaning and enhancing wound healing and in forensic entomology is also reviewed in this chapter. Other noxious Diptera (mosquitoes, black flies, sand flies, biting midges, and horse flies) are briefly discussed.

Keywords

Diptera Maggot therapy Forensic entomology Biting flies Myiasis 

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Further Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Brisola Marcondes
    • 1
    Email author
  • Patricia Jacqueline Thyssen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology, Center of Biological SciencesFederal University of Santa CatarinaFlorianópolisBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Animal Biology, Institute of BiologyState University of Campinas, UNICAMPCampinasBrazil

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