Leishmaniasis, also known as Kala-azar, is a disease spread by infected sand flies.


There are an estimated 500,000 cases of leishmaniasis each year. About 50,000 people die from leishmaniasis annually1.


Mostly occurs in South Asia, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Brazil1.


According to the World Health Organization, symptoms of leishmaniasis include skin ulcers, chronic skin lesions, lesions of the mucus membranes, fever, weight loss, organ swelling and anemia. If left untreated, the disease can have a fatality rate as high as 100% within two years1.


Leishmaniasis can be prevented through vector control, such as with the use of an insecticide-treated bed net.

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