These African snails, up to 20 cm long, can cause you some other illness.
Nature is very capricious, and perhaps what you did not expect this summer was the invasion of giant African snails that have arrived in Florida, and according to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida, these elusive creatures can pose a serious health risk to humans.
These African snails can reach a size up to 20 cm longquite far from the snails that we are used to seeing in our country.
Although it is a new pest, in Florida they have already been fighting these large snails on several other occasions in the last 50 years.
However officials have issued a quarantine on June 25 prohibiting residents from moving any related items that might have touched the snails, specifically within a designated area in Pasco County, just north of Tampa.
So much alarmism is due not only to prevent the spread of an invasive species that emerged decades ago when a child brought three African snails to South Florida, but also because of a health issue.
Alert the residents do not touch these snails without glovesthis is because the African snail carries a parasite called “lungworm” what can cause meningitisor the inflammation of the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord in humans.
In any case, they call for calm, because these types of pests have already been eradicated before, so the authorities believe they can control the situation. But you know: do not touch any of these giant snails.
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