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  • By: Barry Pakes
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Leishmaniasis is one of the most important parasitic diseases of humans. The cutaneous (skin) and mucocutaneous (skin and membranes) types cause over 2 million new cases and the visceral (organ) types leads to over 500,000 new cases every year. Many tens ...

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