9 deaths from leishmaniasis in Pernambuco, Brazil

The state of Pernambuco has registered 9 deaths due to leishmaniasis (the more serious type that infects internal organs) this year. Sporadic cases have been reported from the municipality of Itapissuma.

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Advice For Travellers

Travellers to this region can reduce their risk of exposure to leishmaniasis by taking all necessary precautions to avoid sand fly bites.

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