Syrian Civil War Allows Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Outbreak To Take Hold

NPR: ‘The Aleppo Evil’ Is Making A Comeback
“…The disease, now known as Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis, or CL, is not unique to Syria. It’s found in parts of the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and southern Europe, according to the Centers for Disease Control. But ever since Syria’s civil war started in 2011, what had been a persistent — but relatively controlled — nuisance has turned into a full-fledged outbreak…” (Hallett, 6/29).

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