Chrysomya bezziana, the Old World screw-worm, is a primary myiasis-producing fly that attacks a wide range of warm-blooded animals throughout Africa, the Indian sub-continent, and Southeast Asia from Taiwan...

In a screwworm update from Florida Department of Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam today, USDA, National Veterinary Services Laboratories, in Ames, Iowa, has confirmed 17 cases of screwworm since...

Last fall, the state of Florida reported the first local infestation of New World screwworm in the United States in at least three decades and five decades in Florida. The outbreak began in some endangered...

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of New World screwworm (Cochliomyia hominivorax) in a stray dog near Homestead,...

The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) reported a sporadic case of human myiasis caused by the Old World screwworm in a 46-year-old woman with underlying conditions. She lived with family...

On Sunday’s airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, I was joined by two great guests to discuss two fascinating and timely topics. In the first half, University of Florida Associate...

The situation with screwworm has grown since September as officials now report some 10 percent of the endangered Key deer have required euthanasia due to infestation and the screwworm has now been found...

In a follow-up on the screwworm situation in the Florida Keys, US and Florida agriculture officials report that screwworm has been detected in multiple Keys west of Big Pine and No Name Keys. As of a Florida...

In a follow-up on the first screwworm infestation in the United States in decades, and the first in Florida in half a century, the number of endangered Key deer that needed to be euthanized because of...

Federal agriculture officials reported Monday on the first local infestation of New World screwworm in the United States in at least three decades. According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s...