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Screwworm Myiasis

Screwworms are fly larvae (maggots) that feed on living flesh. They infest all mammals and rarely birds.

Disease Agents

  • Chrysomya bezziana
  • Cochliomyia hominivorax

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Spickler, Anna Rovid. "Title of Factsheet." "Date of Factsheet (Last Updated)."
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