Unusually high number of cases of leishmaniasis in Bermejo, Tarija, Bolivia

In the last 7 months, the urban areas of Bermejo have recorded an unusual number of cases of leishmaniasis. A total of 41 cases have been confirmed. In the past most of the cases have occurred in rural areas.

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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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