Karak District, Pakistan, struggles to contain cutaneous (skin) leishmaniasis

With at least 751 cases of cutaneous (skin) leishmaniasis diagnosed this year, health officials in the Karak District continue to implement measures to control the sand flies that transmit the disease.

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Advice For Travellers

Pakistan is one of the countries in the world with the highest burden of Leishmaniasis. 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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