Cutaneous (skin) leishmaniasis reported in Tzufim, Israel

More than 50 people in the community of Tzufim in the northern West Bank and other nearby areas have been diagnosed with cutaneous (skin) leishmaniaisis. At least half of the infected people are children under the age of 14.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure for the general traveller is low. However, travellers to this region can reduce the risk of exposure to leishmaniasis by taking all necessary precautions to avoid sand fly bites.

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