Leishmaniasis increases in state of Amapá, Brazil

Compared to the previous year, there were more cases of leishmaniasis (703 cases) in 2016, statewide. Most of the cases occurred in the municipalities of Oiapoque, Pedra Branca, and Calçoene.

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Advice For Travellers

Although the risk of exposure for the general traveller is probably low, travellers to this region can reduce their risk of exposure to leishmaniasis by taking all necessary precautions to avoid sand fly bites.