Global & Disaster Medicine

The Director of the Environmental Health Office in Zliten confirmed that the recorded cases of leishmaniasis this year has increased to 51 persons in the city.

Libya Observer

“….[He] explained that there is no cure at the current time for the disease in Libya, noting that the cost of treatment for this disease is prohibitively expensive and could amount to 10 thousand Libyan dinars per person….. Zliten Municipality warned against the spread of leishmaniasis, declaring that 351 cases were recorded in the city in 2017…..Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease spread to humans by bites of sandflies that are usually active from May to September each year…..”

Leishmania lifecycle

 Credit: C. Bern, CDC

 (Credit: B. Arana, MERTU, Guatemala)


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