Florida Keys News - Key West Citizen
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Screwworm flies to be released in Homestead

Federal and state officials will release sterile screwworm flies in the Homestead area on Friday as a precautionary measure. 

Officials confirmed last week that a stray dog in Homestead had contracted New World screwworms, which are maggots.

Since the 1950s, the sterile flies has been used to effectively eradicate screwworm, and it is considered safe for people,...

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