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
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
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
91 Riding House Street
Email: c.hiley at ucl.ac.uk