Cutaneous leishmaniasis: incidental outbreak in a new endemic area?

A. Biton, S. Namir, B. Mosovich, D. Vardi

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In the autumn of '94 we saw 32 patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis from a newly populated areas south of Yerucham. Yerucham had never previously been reported as a focus of leishmaniasis. Ongoing construction in the town and the health hazards that resulted may play a part in this new situation. There are a number of ways of controlling and preventing outbreaks leishmaniasis. They include elimination of the vector, Phlebotomus and its host, the gerbils as well as their food supply, "maloach" bushes, other health hazards and vaccination of the population. Patients were treated according to the severity of disease. It is still too early to determine whether our efforts to limit the spread of the outbreak have been successful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-387, 448
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine


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