Leishmaniasis Kills in Southern Sudan

Aug 11, 2010 | healthmap | Outbreak News

Since June, there have been 48 deaths and another 130 cases of Leismaniasis (known as “kala azar”) in Juba in Southern Sudan. Leishmaniasis is a skin and mucus membrane infection cause by the Leishmania parasite. People in Asia, Africa and the Middle East especially worry about contracting this disease. With proper medications the chance of being cured from the disease is high, but in these poverty-stricken areas, many people are unable to obtain the necessary medications.

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