My name is Jamie Stevens and I'm
based in the School of Biosciences
at the University of Exeter.
This talk forms part of the
series on vector-borne diseases
and will focus on myiasis
in humans and other animals,
and will include brief
reviews of the applied topics
of larval therapy and
This work, and indeed
my research generally,
have benefited from collaboration
with many colleagues in the UK,
Europe, Africa, North and South
America, Australia, and New
Zealand, many of whom have also
been kind enough to provide some
of the photographs used
in the presentation.
Full acknowledgements are
given at the end of the talk.
I would particularly
like to thank one of my recent
PhD graduates, Dr. Laura McDonagh,
for excellent work in
this field, and in helping
to prepare this presentation.
This talk will cover six main topic
areas, as outlined on the slide.
Firstly, we will define myiasis, and
we will look at types of myiasis.
And specifically, we will look at
what is and what is not myiasis.
Secondly, we will review the
various agents of myiasis,
including their biology
and life histories.
Thirdly, we will look at
the evolution of parasitism,
and in particular,
the myiasis habit.
Fourthly, we will look at control
and intervention strategies.
And finally, parts five and
six, we will look briefly
at the applied topics of larval
therapy and forensic entomology.