Possible increase in leishmaniasis in Tolima Department, Colombia

With 76 reported cases of leishmaniasis, authorities are concerned that this infection is increasing in Tolima Department, especially in the municipalities of Planeda and Rioblanco. Although most of the cases appear to be the cutaneous (skin) form of this infection, there has been 1 death reported.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk for travellers in low. However, travellers to this region can reduce their risk of exposure to leishmaniasis by taking all necessary precautions to avoid sand fly bites.