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Are there any places that you generally will not find leishmaniasis?

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: A few

There has never been a report of leishmaniasis (a protozoan parasite) in Australia, the Pacific islands, or Antarctica.
It has been identified in every other part of the world. Although rare, leishmaniasis has been diagnosed in the US, mostly in people who had traveled internationally.

In brief: A few

There has never been a report of leishmaniasis (a protozoan parasite) in Australia, the Pacific islands, or Antarctica.
It has been identified in every other part of the world. Although rare, leishmaniasis has been diagnosed in the US, mostly in people who had traveled internationally.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
Answer assisted by Marianne Di Napoli, Medical Student
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Leishmaniasis

Leishmaniasis is found through much of the americas from northern argentina to southern texas, though not in uruguay or chile, and has recently been shown to be spreading to north texas.
The disease is found across much of asia, though not southeast asia, and in the middle east. Within afghanistan, leishmaniasis occurs commonly in kabul, partly due to bad sanitation and waste.

In brief: Leishmaniasis

Leishmaniasis is found through much of the americas from northern argentina to southern texas, though not in uruguay or chile, and has recently been shown to be spreading to north texas.
The disease is found across much of asia, though not southeast asia, and in the middle east. Within afghanistan, leishmaniasis occurs commonly in kabul, partly due to bad sanitation and waste.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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