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An outbreak of human external ophthalmomyiasis due to Oestrus ovis in Southern Afghanistan

Lookup NU author(s): Dr David Woods


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Oestrus ovis is the most common cause of human ophthalmomyiasis, and infection is often misdiagnosed as acute conjunctivitis. Although it typically occurs in shepherds and farmers, O. ovis ophthalmomyiasis has also been reported in urban areas.We report the first case study of O. ovis infection from Afghanistan. © 2008 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Dunbar J, Cooper B, Hodgetts T, Yskandar H, Van Thiel P, Whelan S, Taylor J, Woods DR

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Clinical Infectious Diseases

Year: 2008

Volume: 46

Issue: 11

Pages: e124-e126

Print publication date: 01/06/2008

ISSN (print): 1058-4838

ISSN (electronic): 1537-6591

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


DOI: 10.1086/588046

PubMed id: 18426373


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