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An Overview of the Components of AW-IPM Campaigns against the New World Screwworm
Universidade de São Paulo / Avenida Centenário 303, 13400-970, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil
Screwworm Eradication Program / 9100 Panama Place, Washington, D.C. 20521, USA
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Received: 2 August 2012; in revised form: 1 September 2012 / Accepted: 25 September 2012 / Published: 12 October 2012
Abstract: The New World Screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel), is one of the most damaging parasites of livestock, causing millions of dollars in annual losses to producers. The fly is an obligate parasite of warm-blooded animals, including humans. After a successful 50-year eradication campaign, C. hominivorax has been eradicated from the USA, Mexico and Central America by an area-wide integrated pest management approach. Recently, Caribbean and South American countries have expressed an interest in this approach. Aiming to support forthcoming projects in these countries, this review describes the main technical components of past and ongoing AW-IPM campaigns against C. hominivorax.
Keywords: livestock pests; myiasis; Cochliomyia; pest management
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Mastrangelo, T.; Welch, J.B. An Overview of the Components of AW-IPM Campaigns against the New World Screwworm. Insects 2012, 3, 930-955.
Mastrangelo T, Welch JB. An Overview of the Components of AW-IPM Campaigns against the New World Screwworm. Insects. 2012; 3(4):930-955.
Mastrangelo, Thiago; Welch, John B. 2012. "An Overview of the Components of AW-IPM Campaigns against the New World Screwworm." Insects 3, no. 4: 930-955.