Although Visceral Leishmaniasis (Kalazar) has been on the decline in Nepal, this year, along with the coming of the monsoon, there has been a spike in the number of cases of Kalazar, according to a post on the Ekantipur website. Masses of sandfly, which is the vector of this disease, have been noticed in the … Continue reading With the Monsoons, Kalazar Haunts the Terai
Deadly Outbreak of Visceral Leishmaniasis: A Socio-Political Pathology?
The MSF has reported that the number of cases of visceral leishmaniasis reported from South Sudan, which has been torn by conflict and political strife, has doubled in 2014 (>6700 cases) in comparison to 2013 (2714 cases). In the dusty town of Lankien alone, the MSF has treated 4611 patients of leishmaniasis, which is almost … Continue reading Deadly Outbreak of Visceral Leishmaniasis: A Socio-Political Pathology?
Leishmaniasis Outbreak in ISIS Held Raqqa, Syria
Leishamaniasis, a disease caused by Leishmania donovani, and spread by the sand fly, is reportedly raging through the capital of the Caliphate held by ISIS, Raqqa, Syria. Newspaper reports contend that there may be as many as 2,500 cases of Leishmaniasis in the city, which has become the focus of military strikes by multiple nations … Continue reading Leishmaniasis Outbreak in ISIS Held Raqqa, Syria