Restrictions placed on animals entering GA from FL, flesh-eating screwworms

(WJBF) – As an infestation of the new world screwworm spreads in the Florida Keys, agriculture officials are trying to keep the parasites out of Georgia

It can eat animals alive if they become infested.

The Florida Department of Agriculture said new restrictions are being placed on livestock and pets being moved from Florida to Georgia.

The release says animals should be carefully examined for signs of screwworm and treated appropriately.

Animals are not permitted to enter Georgia except by special permit issued by the state veterinarian.

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