Kenya launches guidelines to cut deaths from leishmaniasis disease

KENYA – Ministry of Health and its stakeholders have launched a plan to eliminate Leishmaniasis disease by 2025. They have released guidelines to help reduce deaths from the parasitic disease visceral leishmaniasis, or kala-azar. Kenya currently hosts about 95% of the infections. The disease affects vital organs like the skin. Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease that is found in parts of the tropics, subtropics, and southern Europe. It is classified as a neglected tropical disease (NTD). Leishmaniasis is caused by infection with Leishmania parasites, which are spread by the bite…

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