Where is leishmaniasis common?

During your work in the community, you should know the common places where leishmaniasis is present.

Leishmaniasis is found in people in focal areas of more than 90 countries in the tropics, subtropics. The ecologic settings range from rain forests to deserts.Leishmaniasis usually is more common in rural than in urban areas, but it is found in the outskirts of some cities.

Climate and other environmental changes have the potential to expand the geographic range of the sand fly vectors and the areas in the world where leishmaniasis is found.

Last modified: Thursday, 10 July 2014, 4:06 PM