Leishmaniasis affects Al-Diwaniyah governate in Iraq

There have been 890 cases of leishmaniasis (nearly all of the cutaneous or skin type) in Al-Diwaniyah. These cases are dispersed across all areas of the governorate, with most of the cases being recorded in Al-Hamza and Afak districts.

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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.