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Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: The Truth about the ‘Flesh-Eating Disease’ in Syria

Mondragon-Shem, Karina and Acosta Serrano, Alvaro ORCID: (2016) 'Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: The Truth about the ‘Flesh-Eating Disease’ in Syria'. Trends in Parasitology, Vol 32, Issue 6, pp. 432-435.

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Recent news headlines claimed that corpses thrown into Syrian streets are causing cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) outbreaks. However, leishmaniasis is only transmitted by blood-feeding sandflies, not through human remains. High CL prevalence in Syria may instead be attributed to the absence of disease control programs due to the disruption of health services.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 505 Diptera
QX Parasitology > Protozoa > QX 70 Mastigophora. (e.g., Giardia. Trichomonas. Trypanosoma. Leishmania)
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 110 Prevention and control of communicable diseases. Transmission of infectious diseases
WA Public Health > Health Administration and Organization > WA 590 Health education, Health communication
WR Dermatology > Parasitic Skin Diseases > WR 350 Tropical diseases of the skin. Mucocutaneous leishmaniasis. Leishmaniasis
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Department of Tropical Disease Biology
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Depositing User: Jessica Jones
Date Deposited: 03 May 2016 10:24
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 08:57


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