Leishmaniasis outbreak in Canoabo de Bejuma, Venezuela

Twenty-four cases of cutaneous (skin) leishmaniasis have been treated in Canoabo de Bejuma. 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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