Botflies invade Murang'a

Punda

Village Elder
#1
Botflies, also known as warble flies, heel flies, and gadflies, are a family of flies technically known as the Oestridae. Their larvae are internal parasites of mammals, some species growing in the host's flesh and others within the gut. Dermatobia hominis is the only species of botfly known to parasitize humans routinely, though other species of flies cause myiasis in humans.
Botflies deposit eggs on a host, or sometimes use an intermediate vector such as the common housefly, mosquitoes, and, in the case of D. hominis, a species of tick. After mating, the female human botfly captures the phoretic insect by holding onto its wings with her legs. She then makes the slip—attaching 15 to 30 eggs onto the insect's abdomen, where they incubate. The fertilized female does this over and over again to distribute the 100 to 400 eggs she produces in her short lifespan of only 8-9 days. Larvae from these eggs, stimulated by the warmth and proximity of a large mammal host, drop onto its skin and burrow underneath. Intermediate vectors are often used, since a number of animal hosts recognise the approach of a botfly and flee.
Eggs are deposited on animal skin directly, or the larvae hatch and drop from the eggs attached to the intermediate vector; the body heat of the host animal induces hatching upon contact or immediate proximity. Some forms of botfly also occur in the digestive tract after ingestion by licking.
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#14
What do Botflies have to do with Murang'a???? Botflies that affect humans are only found in the Americas.
Otherwise, knowing Africans, we would have had them everywhere on the continent.
 
#15
What do Botflies have to do with Murang'a???? Botflies that affect humans are only found in the Americas.
Otherwise, knowing Africans, we would have had them everywhere on the continent.
Stop your ignorance. Muranga kuna type zote za humans wametolewa larvae mingi Sana this week
 
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