PRO/MENA> Myiasis - Syria: RFI - ProMED Middle East - 12/18/2014

U.N. health experts have noted 3 cases of myiasis near Damascus, marking the 1st appearance of the flesh-eating maggot disease in Syria, AFP reported.Myiasis, an affliction caused when flies lay their eggs in wounds, is not lethal for humans, but its appearance says a lot about worsening living conditions in war-ravaged Syria, the World Health Organization said.It has already issued an alert about the reappearance of polio in the north of the country, where tuberculosis, typhoid and view full article

Syria | Myiasis | Humans

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