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New Sand Fly Species and Potential Vector of Leishmaniasis Discovered by Navy Entomologists

A team of U.S. Navy entomologists has discovered a new species of sand fly in Peru. These flies are tiny, but some of them pack a big punch — they’re known vectors of leishmaniasis, a disease that attacks both animals and humans. 523 palabras más

Entomology News

Leishmaniasis in Kerala: Be ready to combat vector borne diseases!

 A small bite by a seemingly trifling organism can really turn your life upside down. Can you believe the fact that Vector borne diseases cause more than one million deaths each year… 1.067 palabras más


First Isolation of Leishmania from Northern Thailand

A case report published in the PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases reports the first isolation of  Leishmania from Northern Thailand. From the published abstract:


Since 1996, there have been several case reports of autochthonous visceral leishmaniasis in Thailand. 385 palabras más

Outbreak Watch

Leishmaniasis Outbreak in ISIS Held Raqqa, Syria

Leishamaniasis, a disease caused by Leishmania donovani, and spread by the sand fly, is reportedly raging through the capital of the Caliphate held by ISIS, Raqqa, Syria. 111 palabras más

Outbreak Watch

ISIS Terrorists Attacked by Flesh-Eating Skin Bacteria Due to Lack of Doctors

Original post from Epoch Times


ISIS fighters in Yarmouk, Syria, in this undated photo. (Screenshot via YouTube)

t may not be infighting or military setbacks that ultimately result in ISIS’s demise. 456 palabras más

World News

ISIS and their 'loathsome,' flesh-eating disease?

According to reports in London’s Daily Mirror, Islamic State fighters (ISIS) are losing a battle to a pesky, miniscule enemy — a sand fly. The ISIS fighters are being plagued with a flesh-eating disease that can cause sores all over a person’s body. 350 palabras más


ISIS fighters hit by deadly 'flesh-eating' disease

By Mhairi Macfarlane
April 2, 2015

Islamic State fighters are falling ill in their droves to a deadly flesh-eating virus. Known as Leishmaniasis, the disease is spreading at a fast thanks to pollution and poor hygiene conditions and there have been more than 100,000 cases reported… 57 palabras más

Israel & Middle East