Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Comparison between Musca domestica and Chrysomya megacephala as carriers of bacteria in northern Thailand
Authors: Kabkaew L. Sukontason
Manasanant Bunchoo
Banyong Khantawa
Somsak Piangjai
Yupha Rongsriyam
Kom Sukontason
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2007
Abstract: A comparison between the common house fly, Musca domestica, and the Oriental latrine fly, Chrysomya megacephala, was assessed for their potential as carriers of bacteria in urban areas of Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand. C. megacephala was significantly more likely to carry bacterial species than M. domestica; however, no significant difference was found between the number of positive male and female flies within the same species. A total of 42 bacterial species were isolated. The most common bacterium isolated from M. domestica was coagulase-negative staphylococci (n=57) followed by Escherichia coli (n=10) and Viridans streptococci (n=10), while that of C. megacephala was non-fermentative gram-negative bacilli (n=59) followed by coagulase-negative staphylococci (n=54).
ISSN: 01251562
Appears in Collections:CMUL: Journal Articles

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in CMUIR are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.