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Screwworm eradication in North and Central America
Parasitology Today
  • E. S. Krafsur, Iowa State University
  • C. J. Whitten, United States Department of Agriculture
  • J. E. Novy, Comision Mexico-Americana Para La Erradication del Gusano Barrenador Leibnitz
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-1987
DOI
10.1016/0169-4758(87)90196-7
Abstract
Screwworms, Cochliomyia hominivorax (Fig. 1), have been eradicated from the USA and now have a tenuous hold only in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico, where control programmes based on massive release of sterile males have recently been initiated. Sterile male release operations are now underway in Guatemala and proposals have been made to extend the eradication procedures south to the Darien Gap in Panama. It is planned to extend the barrier zone to Belize and Guatemala later this year. This article reviews the progress and operational obstacles of the screwworm eradication programme.
Comments

This article is from Parasitology Today 3 (1987): 131, doi: 10.1016/0169-4758(87)90196-7.

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Citation Information
E. S. Krafsur, C. J. Whitten and J. E. Novy. "Screwworm eradication in North and Central America" Parasitology Today Vol. 3 Iss. 5 (1987) p. 131 - 137
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/elliot-krafsur/15/