Seasonality of Old World screwworm myiasis in the Mesopotamia valley in Iraq.

  title={Seasonality of Old World screwworm myiasis in the Mesopotamia valley in Iraq.},
  author={Awatif I Siddig and S Al Jowary and Mustafa Al Izzi and Johns Hopkins and Martin J R Hall and Jan Slingenbergh},
  journal={Medical and veterinary entomology},
  volume={19 2},
Following the first recorded introduction of the Old World screwworm fly (OWS), Chrysomya bezziana Villeneuve (Diptera: Calliphoridae), into the Mesopotamia valley in Iraq in September 1996, cases of livestock myiasis caused by OWS developed a distinctly seasonal pattern. The annual cycle of clinical OWS cases is explained here on the basis of environmental variables that affect the different life-cycle stages of C. bezziana. This analysis suggests that low temperatures restricted pupal… CONTINUE READING


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 44 references

Emergency Assistance for ScrewWorm Fly Outbreak Control

  • J. P. Spradbery, F. El-Dessouky
  • 1998
Highly Influential
3 Excerpts

Incidence of myiasis in sheep caused by Chrysomya bezziana in Saudi Arabia

  • A. M. Alahmed
  • Journal of King Saud University, Agricultural…
  • 2002
1 Excerpt

Country report: Current status of the infestations by Old World Screwworm in Iraq

  • B. Al-Adhadh
  • Proceedings of the International Conference on…
  • 2001
1 Excerpt

Overview of the Sterile Insect Technique in screwworm fly eradication

  • J. H. Wyss
  • Proceedings of the ScrewWorm Fly Emergency…
  • 2001
3 Excerpts

The Mesopotamian Marshlands : Demise of an Ecosystem , Technical Report , UNEP / DEWA / TR . 01 – 3 , 2 – 29

  • H. Partow
  • 2001
1 Excerpt

The Mesopotamian Marshlands: Demise of an Ecosystem

  • H. Partow
  • Technical Report, UNEP/DEWA/TR
  • 2001
1 Excerpt

Incidence of Old World screw-worm fly, Chrysomya bezziana, in Iraq. Area-Wide Control of Fruit Flies and Other Insect Pests (ed

  • A. A. Al-Taweel, M.A.J. Al-Izzi, F. A. Jassim
  • 2000
2 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…