screwworm fly


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screwworm fly

n.
Either of two large parasitic flies, Cochliomyia hominivorax of the Americas or Chrysomya bezziana of Africa and Asia, that lay eggs in open wounds and body openings of mammals, and whose larvae cause serious injury or death to livestock by feeding on healthy tissue.
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We describe a patient with pin-site myiasis caused by the Cochliomyia hominivorax screwworm fly associated with external fixators used for treatment of an open fracture of the femur.
The agreement focuses on activating the cooperation between the two sides in the provision of field equipment to control diseases that threaten animal health and the necessary means to carry out epidemiological surveillance campaigns, as well as the interventions to combat the screwworm fly.
html) New World screwworm fly (Cochliomyia hominivorax), LiveScience reports.