Leishmaniasis increases in Qara Tappa, Kifri district, Diyala governorate, Iraq

With 160 reported cases of cutaneous (skin) leishmaniasis in the town of Qara Tappa, Kifri district, Diyala governorate, health authorities have advised that this infection is increasing locally.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk for the general traveller may be high in some areas. 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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