Outbreak of cutaneous (skin) leishmaniasis in Colombia

An outbreak of cutaneous (skin) leishmaniasis involving 80 infected people has been reported in the Department of Norte de Santander. The affected communities include Arboledas, Chinácota, Bochalema, Tibú, Cucutilla, Toledo, and Labateca.

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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.

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