house fly

J. Kalisch, University of Nebraska

The house fly, Musca domestica. The species can mechanically transmit yaws, cholera, salmonella, and shigella.

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Vector Pathogen Disease Victim
  Bacteria  
Tabanidae (horse & deer flies) Anaplasma marginale anaplasmosis cattle
Tabanidae Bacillus anthracis anthrax humans, various animals
Tabanidae Francisella tularensis tularemia humans
house fly, cockroaches, and eye gnats Salmonella spp. salmonellosis humans
house fly Shigella spp. shigellosis humans
house fly, eye gnats Treponema pertenue yaws humans
house fly Vibrio comma cholera humans
  Protozoa  
house fly, cockroaches Entamoeba histolytica amebic dysentary humans
cockroaches Toxoplasma gondii toxoplasmosis humans, cats
Tabanidae Trypanosoma spp. trypanosomiasis humans
  Virus  
mosquitoes fowl pox virus fowl pox birds
mosquitoes myxomatosis virus myxomatosis rabbits
stages of house fly

J. Kalisch, University of Nebraska

The house fly, Musca domestica, life stages.This insect species undergoes complete metamorphosis, which means that there is an egg, larval, pupal, and adult stage..