Revealed: The rural flies with a taste for city flesh

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Une piqûre de simulie peut engendrer de graves problèmes de santé-Photo: Ministère de l’Agriculture Américain.DR.

They are small, winged, and have a thirst for human blood. And their scissor-like mandibles are sharp enough to deliver a painful bite.

Blackflies are being blamed for an upsurge in the number of people experiencing severe reactions after being bitten by insects. In some cases, victims have suffered grotesquely swollen limbs, requiring hospital treatment with intravenous antibiotics.

The Independent

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