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Leishmaniasis Incidence

Facts about leishmaniasis:

  • The most common regions for leishmaniasis include:
    • Latin America
    • Africa
    • India
    • Southeast Asia
    • Mexico
    • Central America
  • Leishmaniasis is very rare in the US.
  • About 12 million people are infected worldwide.
  • Leishmaniasis is most common in children.

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Last Updated: Mar 24, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Leishmaniasis References
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