Leishmaniasis cases reported in Libya

Leishmaniasis cases reported in Libya

April 11, 2016 - 12:21
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

145 cases of leishmaniasis have been recorded in Bani Walid, the city's health authorities have reported.

Bani Walid Health Center said there is a surge in leishmaniasis due to waste accumulation.

The infected cases are increasing significantly and there is difficulty in providing therapy due to lack of medicines, the manager of the center Aymen Hawadi declared.

"The center received 10 doses from the National Center for Disease Control in Tripoli, and this amount is very small given the number of infected cases." He added.

Bani Walid is a mountainous town some 180 kilometers southeast of Tripoli.

Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease spread by the bite of female sandflies.