screw-worm

screw-worm

(skrū'wŏrm),
The larva of the botfly, Cochliomyia hominivorax, and other similar forms that cause human and animal myiasis.

screw-worm

the larvae of callitroga, chrysomyabezziana and passeromyia.

screw-worm flies
the flies that produce screw-worms.
screw-worm myiasis
invasion of normal skin wounds by maggots of callitroga, chrysomyabezziana and passeromyia flies. Large masses of tissue may be destroyed and the case fatality rate approximates 100%. All animal species including humans are susceptible.
New world screw-worm
Cochliomyia hominivorax.
Old world screw-worm
Chrysomya bezziana.
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We've had screw-worm maggots grow in our muscles and burrowing fleas that dig into heels and under toenails and produce pea-sized egg sacks if you don't dig them out with a needle.
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