Thursday, March 26, 2009

Leishmaniasis is the Answer to Challenge

The answer to yesterdays Medical Challenge was Leishmaniasis. This illness is found in tropical and subtropical areas and it is a parasite spread by bites of the sand fly. The skin sores erupt weeks to months after infection and the infection can also damage the spleen and liver. Cure rates are high with the proper antibiotics.

Lucky for us, we do not have this disease in the United States.


Anonymous said...

You are right. I do feel smarter now.

Raymond Bouchayer said...

I guess Roatan has a lot of this problem , I remember that I was warned about those sand fly.

I guess I got lucky ..

Cary said...

Let this be a lesson, kids: fire ants may be delicious, but you should never stick your face directly into their nest to eat them.

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Erick said...

This will not have effect in fact, that's exactly what I suppose.
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