Outbreak of leishmaniasis in Piura region, Peru

In the past 2 months, 3 people have been diagnosed with leishmaniasis in the Sapillica district in Piura, province of Ayabaca. The type of leishmaniasis is not reported, but reference is made to skin sores which would suggest the cutaneous or skin form of the disease.

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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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