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Veraguas reports more than 30 cases of leishmaniasis

Veraguas reports more than 30 cases of leishmaniasis

Both children and adults go to medical centers with lacerations to the face, chest, arms and other parts of the body.
More than 30 cases of leishmaniasis have been reported in Calovébora, in the district of Santa Fe de Veraguas, where the lack of medications makes adequate treatment difficult.

Children and adults have been reported with lacerations to the face, chest, arms, and other parts of the body.

According to health authorities, the most affected are minors.

Health personnel in the area, ask the authorities to make medical tours to face this disease.

"Some come here with serious lacerations, and I can't do anything with them because I don't have to give them," said a health professional from this sector.

For his part, the chief of epidemiology, Ricardo Chong, says that they are followed for 20 days to see how the disease develops. If the cases do not improve, then they are transferred to the Regional Hospital of Veraguas, Luis “Chicho” Fábrega.

Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. There are several different ways; the most common are cutaneous and visceral.
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