Increasing number of people with leishmaniasis in 3 provinces of Peru

There are reports of an increasing number of both adults and children infected with leishmaniasis in the provinces of Pallasca, Santa y Yungay. Lack of medication for treatment of this disease is also reported.

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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.