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What is leishmaniasis and why is it on the rise in KP?

February 9, 2019


A skin disease caused by a sand fly is on the rise in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Leishmaniasis is caused by parasites of the Leishmania type and spread by the bite of certain types of sand flies.

At least 21,000 people have reportedly fallen prey to the disease in the province in just a span of a year.


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