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The most common domestic pest fly, Musca domestica, which is almost ubiquitous. It is a source of food-borne infection when it feeds on fecal material or other sources of contamination and then carries pathogens to food that has been left where flies can feed on it. Flies are not true disease vectors but passive carriers of many varieties of pathogens.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.


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