Possible increase in leishmaniasis in Tripoli, Libya

There are reports that “many” people are seeking care at local hospitals for the cutaneous (skin) form of leishmaniasis. The exact number of patients is not provided in this report.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk for the general traveller may be low, but travellers to this region can minimize their risk of exposure to leishmaniasis by taking all necessary precautions to avoid sand fly bites.