What is Leishmaniasis disease

leishmaniasis disease

Leishmaniasis is caused by a parasite transmitted by the bite of an infected phlebotomine sand-fly. It presents in different ways in people. Cutaneous types may lead to skin sores that are self-healing in a few months though they can leave ugly sores. There is visceral Leishmaniasis which causes systemic disease. It presents with weight loss, anemia, and swelling in the liver and lymph nodes. Vaccines are not yet available for the infection, so the best way for travelers to prevent disease is protecting themselves from bites. History of the Leishmaniasis…

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