An increase in the number of leishmaniasis infections in Hama Governorate

An increase in the number of leishmaniasis infections in Hama Governorate

Apr 21 2024

ARK News… Due to the lack of services and lack of hygiene, Hama Governorate has witnessed, during the past three months, a significant increase in the number of people infected with leishmaniasis, or what is popularly called “Aleppo pimple.”

The Syrian regime's Leishmaniasis Control Center said that about 1,503 cases of leishmaniasis were recorded during the month of March 2024, bringing the number of documented infections during the first three months of 2024 to about 4,500 cases.

According to Basil Aal-Ibrahim, head of the Leishmaniasis Control Center in the Hama Health Directorate, the reason for the high number of cases is due to the deteriorating service situation resulting from the lack of cleanliness in a number of neighborhoods and regions, and the fact that some people raise animals (cattle and birds) inside or near residential homes, and the droppings they leave behind and ferments and insects.

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