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:

http://www.miamidade.gov/releases/2017-01-10-mayor-screwworm.asp?utm_source=media&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=release-distribution&utm_term=mayor