Healthcare-associated myiasis: prevention and intervention.

  title={Healthcare-associated myiasis: prevention and intervention.},
  author={Ronald Sherman and Gary A. Roselle and Carol Bills and Linda H. Danko and Noel Eldridge},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  volume={26 10},
Healthcare-associated myiasis (maggot infestation) can have complications that go well beyond the medical consequences of the infestation for patients, their families, and facilities. Prevention of healthcare-associated myiasis requires effort on two fronts: minimizing patient risk factors and reducing fly populations in the healthcare environment. If myiasis occurs, intervention must be swift, thorough, and interdisciplinary. The first priority always is the well-being of the patient… CONTINUE READING

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