Outbreak of cutaneous (skin) leishmaniasis in Patuca, Honduras

Health authorities are sending special medical teams to communities in the Patuca area to responde to an outbreak of leishmaniasis involving persons living in 40 of the communities in the area.

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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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