Campus Units

Entomology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1987

Journal or Book Title

Parasitology Today

Volume

3

Issue

5

First Page

131

Last Page

137

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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Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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