Screwworms In Humans: A Look at the “Man-Eater”




Many believe that screwworms only feed on lower animals.  This is not so!  As humans are warm-blooded, we are susceptible to screwworm infestation.  Cochliomyia hominivorax, the scientific name for the New World Screwworm, means man-eater .


Preventing a screwworm infestation is easy.  Clean any wounds you get with alcohol or disinfectant.


If, however, you do become infested by screwworm, go to your doctor, clinic or hospital immediately!



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