Leishmaniasis Spreads in Deir-ez-Zor

7,000 cases of Leishmaniasis disease have been reported in Deir-ez-Zor province, amid a lack of vaccines and medicine reports Zaman Al Wasl.

Leishmaniasis disease has swept across the eastern province of Deir-ez-Zor, with 7,000 confirmed cases among children, a local news site said Tuesday. 

Furat Post (Euphrates Post) said the ‘intracellular protozoan parasite’ has spread in the eastern countryside of the oil-rich province due to mounting poverty and lack of aid. 

A lack vaccines and medicine means that the local governing councils are not able to defeat the disease.

The health sector called on the World Health Organisation to provide hospitals and clinics with the vaccine. 

Leishmaniasis can present in three main ways: cutaneous, mucocutaneous, or visceral leishmaniasis.


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