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Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by parasites of the Leishmania type. It is spread by the bite of certain types of sandflies. The disease can present in three main ways: cutaneous, mucocutaneous, or visceral leishmaniasis. The cutaneous form presents with skin ulcers, while the mucocutaneous form presents with ulcers of ...


Jan 10, 2013 ... Education and information about Leishmaniasis including fact sheets, information for special groups, prevention and control, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment.


27 September 2016 ¦ Geneva –– The World Health Organization (WHO) and Gilead Sciences have signed a new agreement that allows the pharmaceutical company to donate medicines for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis. Under the new 5-year collaboration and until 2021, Gilead Sciences have also agreed to ...


Leishmaniasis fact sheet from WHO: provides key facts, definition, information on transmission, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment, prevention and control and WHO response.


May 15, 2017 ... Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by an intracellular protozoan parasite (genus Leishmania) transmitted by the bite of a female phlebotomine sandfly. The clinical spectrum of leishmaniasis ranges from a self-resolving cutaneous ulcer to a mutilating mucocutaneous disease and even to a lethal systemic ...


May 8, 2017 ... Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease caused by the Leishmania parasite found in sand flies.


Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease transmitted by the bites of infected sand flies . It is found in nearly 88 countries, from rain forests in Central and South America to deserts in the Middle East and west Asia. Some cases of the disease have also appeared in Mexico and Texas. The disease takes several different forms, ...


Leishmaniasis is a disease transmitted by the bite of an infected sand fly. See pictures and learn about treatment, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, risk factors, and prognosis.


Oct 3, 2017 ... Leishmaniasis or leishmania, also known as Kala-azar is a parasitic disease spread by the bite of infected sand flies.