Mobile workers in north Ethiopia vulnerable to visceral leishmaniasis transmission

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 09:30 in Biology & Nature

Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a life-threatening disease transmitted by the bite of a sand fly. Between 3,700 to 7,400 people in Ethiopia are infected annually, particularly in the northern, agricultural regions with favorable climate and environment to sand fly vectors. A study suggests that transitory populations in Ethiopia may be particularly vulnerable to acquisition of and death from VL infections.

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