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New Zealand Medical Services in Middle East and Italy

sandfly fever

sandfly fever


In view of the prevalence of sandfly fever in this area, the following notes are published as regards certain preventive measures:


Sandflies breed very rapidly when the temperature and humidity become favourable, generally April to May, reaching their highest number in August and September.


Old rough and pitted walls and heaps of rubble are the usual breeding places. The undulating desert or ground with a smooth surface is less favourable. It is desirable, therefore, that heaps of rubble should be removed from the neighbourhood of barrack rooms, or when removal is impossible, buried in sand.