Allergy to Drosophila

Charly Hiley charly at ludwig.ucl.ac.uk
Thu Feb 7 10:15:28 EST 2002


Hi, I have a query about allergy to Drosophila.  My institute is 
insisting that I wear a face mask when doing fly work because I am an 
asthmatic, and MAY develop an allergy to flies.  No-one else has to 
wear one.

Has anyone else heard of this - wearing fly masks for fly pushing? 
Does anyone know about the evidence for fly allergies, in particular 
whether asthmatics are more susceptible?

Many thanks, Charly
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Charlotte Hiley
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
Courtauld Building
91 Riding House Street
London
W1W 7BS

Email: c.hiley at ucl.ac.uk
Phone: 0207-878-4045

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