A threat to livestock, New World screwworm found in southern Florida

Federal and state officials are watching for further signs of New World screwworm, a maggot that kills animals by feeding on their flesh, after the pest was found in wounds on a stray dog near Homestead, in Miami-Dade County in southern Florida. “This is the first confirmed case on Florida’s mainland,” said USDA’s Animal and… » Read More

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