[Program fo the eradication of Cochliomyia hominivorax in Northern Africa].

@article{Cunningham1992ProgramFT,
  title={[Program fo the eradication of Cochliomyia hominivorax in Northern Africa].},
  author={E P Cunningham and M Abusowa and Donald A. Lindquist and A E Sidahmed and M Vargas-Ter{\'a}n},
  journal={Revue d'elevage et de medecine veterinaire des pays tropicaux},
  year={1992},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={115-8}
}
The New World Screwworm (NWS, Cochliomyia hominivorax) is an obligate parasite of warm-blooded animals. The female lays up to 300 eggs in any break in the skin, and the resulting larvae (screwworms) burrow into surrounding living flesh. Infested animals frequently die, while the annual cost of controlling the pest in domestic animals is about US $10 per head. NWS is endemic in tropical Latin America. In 1988, it was detected in Libya, presumable introduced with imported sheep. By 1990, the… CONTINUE READING

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