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1 July 2000 Failure to Incriminate Domestic Flies (Diptera: Muscidae) as Mechanical Vectors ofTaeniaEggs (Cyclophyllidea: Taeniidae) in Rural Mexico
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Flies caught in homes in a rural village in Guerrero, Mexico, between November 1994 and August 1995 were assessed for their role in the transmission ofTaenia soliumL. Most (99%) of the trapped flies wereMusca domesticaL. None of the 1,187 guts or 1,080 legs of the flies containedT. soliumeggs. Pigs roam freely in this village consuming human fecal material immediately after defecation, thereby limiting fly contact withT. soliumeggs.

M. J. Martinez, A. S. de Aluja, and M. Gemmell "Failure to Incriminate Domestic Flies (Diptera: Muscidae) as Mechanical Vectors ofTaeniaEggs (Cyclophyllidea: Taeniidae) in Rural Mexico," Journal of Medical Entomology 37(4), 489-491, (1 July 2000). https://doi.org/10.1603/0022-2585-37.4.489
Received: 18 June 1998; Accepted: 1 August 1999; Published: 1 July 2000
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