Florida officials warn of invasive snails that can spread meningitis parasite

African land snails, introduced illegally as pets, quickly destroy vegetation, eat stucco off houses and just one snail can lay 1,200 eggs a year. The snails can also carry a deadly parasite that causes meningitis in humans. http://www.wtsp.com/news/article/211186/19/Florida-officials-warn-of-invading-massive-pet-snails

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