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New World screwworm detected on stray dog in Homestead, FL

Screwworm larva showing rasping mouthparts. Photo credit: John Kucharski

On Monday, state agriculture officials announced that the parasite that eats the flesh of living animals had been found in a stray dog in Homestead. As a precaution officials will release sterile flies in order to eradicate the pest.


Click on the following link to read Miami Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s statement regarding New World screwworm: