Myiasis Associated Septicemia with Wohlfartiimonas: Innocent Bystander or Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

w magnifica flyThe recent issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID), has published a couple of cases of septicemia in two elderly people with Wohlfartiimonas chitiniclastica, of whom one had succumbed to the infection. This comes as an addition to a growing body of evidence about this rare infection, associated with the fly Wohlfartiimonas magnifica, which has been most commonly been associated with myiasis. Image Credit: CDC EID via Joaquim Alves Gaspar, Wikimedia Commons.


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