House Fly Carried Diseases

House flies are carriers of easily communicable diseases.

Flies collect pathogens on their legs and mouths when females lay eggs on decomposing organic matter such as feces, garbage and animal corpses and then transfer these pathogens to food or touched surfaces. Moreover, mature house flies also use saliva to liquefy solid food before feeding on it. During this process, they transfer.

Patogens carried by house flies include typhoid, cholera and dysentery as well as salmonella, anthrax and tuberculosis. House flies have also been known to transmit the eggs of parasitic worms.