Tag Archives | Leishmaniasis (Kala-Azar)

5,000 cases Leishmaniasis in Libya

By John Lee. The head of Libya’s National Centre for Disease Control has reportedly said that at least 5,000 cases of leishmaniasis have been registered in Libya in the past six months, adding that the number of sufferers may be higher as some patients do not seek treatment. AFP quotes Ahmad al-Qarari as saying that […]

Sandflies send Scores to Tripoli Hospitals

Libya Herald reports that scores of Tripoli residents have been sent to hospital in recent days after being bitten by sandflies. The bites caused Leishmaniasis, also known as Kala-Azar, a condition that can result in skin sores, infectious ulcers, and high fever, and which can be fatal if untreated. The prevalence of sandflies is being […]