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New Zealand Medical Services in Middle East and Italy

earthenware jars used for drinking water (zeers)

earthenware jars used for drinking water (zeers)


Earthenware jars (zeers) are possible breeding places for mosquitoes and they should therefore be turned upside down and thoroughly dried out twice a week.


Sandflies may breed in the constantly damp sand beneath jars and the latter should consequently be moved frequently.


The use of a common mug and the habit of dipping a mug into the jar are both undesirable practices from a health point of view. Where individual drinking utensils are not available men should use their bottles for drawing water.