Uruguay to import frozen flies and reanimate them in a lab to combat disease

It is estimated that Uruguay will receive between 20 million and 25 million flies per week through a trust fund foreseen in the Rendering of Accounts; the "bichera" disease generates losses "around US$40 million".

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Uruguay is preparing to import "between 20 million and 25 million flies every week" from a laboratory in Panama, as announced by the Minister of Livestock, Agriculture, and Fisheries, Fernando Mattos, on Monday, July 4, at a press conference.

The reason? The measure is in response to the National Eradication Plan for the "bichera" fly, a parasite that lays eggs in the wounds of warm-blooded animals and . . .

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