SANAA, 29 September 2009 (IRIN) - A
new outbreak of screw worm in Taiz, Ibb and Dhamar governorates in central
Yemen has killed hundreds of livestock, particularly in Taiz's Sharaab
District where half the estimated 40,000 population depend on livestock
for a living, local officials say.
Some 100-200 cows, sheep and goats died
in the past two weeks in the villages of Mahmadan, al-Aridha, al-Ahtoub
and Hajifa as a result of the outbreak, Anwar Abdullah, a local councillor
in Taiz, told IRIN on 28 September. Dozens of cattle had also died in southern
parts of Ibb Governorate, he said.