Rampant Myiasis outbreak in Mahwit expected to spread [Archives:2008/1219/Local News]

December 25 2008

By: Ali Saeed
SANA'A, Dec 23 ) As the spread of myiasis, a condition where animal or human tissue is infested with fly larvae or maggots, in the Mahwit governorate rapidly accelerates, field teams from the General Department for Animal Resources (GDAR) have ceased working towards combating this potentially fatal disease.

The teams stopped work three weeks ago because, according to Ahmed Al-Hasibi, director of the Animal Wealth Administration in Mahwit governorate, “the vector is out of control