VISCERAL LEISHMANIASIS - SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENT - INFECTIOUS DISEASES

How to Identify and Treat Visceral Leishmaniasis



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Visceral leishmaniasis, also known as kalazar or tropical splenomegaly, is a disease caused in Brazil by the protozoan Leishmania chagasi , and occurs when a mosquito bites a person or animal carrying the infection, especially the dog, and then transmits the disease stinging other people. The mosquito that transmits the disease is small, light-colored, and lives in dark, humid environments and with organic garbage accumulation as in chicken coops, for example