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Title: The screwworm eradication program: From an unlikely dream to an outstanding reality

item Skoda, Steven
item Chaudhury, Muhammad
item Phillips, Pamela
item SAGEL, AGUSTIN - US Department Of State

Submitted to: Entomology Society America Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/21/2012
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel) (Diptera: Calliphoridae), was a devastating pest to all warm blooded animals in the United States and the rest of North America. Successful eradication of the screwworm was achieved by using the unique approach called the sterile insect technique. Here we will discuss the development and implementation of the program to eradicate screwworms. We will also indicate some of the current and future aspects regarding this highly successful program.