Increase in leishmaniasis in Honduras

All three forms of leishmaniasis are reported to be increasing in Cortes department, where more than 200 cases of the disease have been reported in 7 municipalities, including San Pedro Sula, Choloma, Puerto Cortes, Omoa, Santa Cruz de Yojoa, Villanueva and Concepcion del Norte in Santa Barbara.

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Advice For Travellers

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

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