A Florida county is quarantining after a second sighting of invasive Giant African land snail!!

A Florida county is under quarantine due to the discovery of a fast-growing population of invasive giant African land snails.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) confirmed there were giant African land snails in the New Port Richey area of Pasco County on June 23, according to FDACS’ website.

The snails pose a health risk to humans because they carry a parasite called rat lungworm, which can cause meningitis, Christina Chitty, a public information director at FDACS, told CNN.

— Read on www.cnn.com/2022/07/03/us/giant-african-snail-florida-scn-trnd/index.html

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