May 12, 2017
Aleppo boils disease, also known as cutaneous leishmaniasis which disfigures the hands and face, is becoming prevalent in refugee camps.
We know that many refugees accepted into the United States had tuberculosis, now you can add this new disease to the list. Per Wikipedia, it is caused by a single cell parasite that is transferred by a single bite of the phlebotomine sandfly. It is a considered to be a transmissible disease, spread from vertibrae animals to humans. But, people with chronic post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) can also serve as important reservoir hosts for cutaneous leishmaniasis. The most common vectors for cutaneous leishmaniasis.
According to Breitbart, the refugees do undergo health screening, but the blood tests don’t look for leishmaniasis. Doctors are mainly looking for visual signs of the disease. There is also an incubation period where it remains dormant before showing outward signs of the disease.
According to patient.info, “More than 12 million people in 88 countries are known to be infected but many cases are asymptomatic. Furthermore, reporting is far from complete in many areas and true numbers are almost certainly very much higher.”
According to Dr. Jane Orient, Executive Director of the Association of the American Physicians and Surgeons, telling Breitbart Jerusalem, most doctors in the U.S. know nothing about leishmaniasis. She also goes on to say that the refugees should be referred to tropical disease specialists.
There is to be slated a global conference for 2017-2018, in which there will be speakers from around the world to discuss leishmaniasis, among other subjects.
It is very sad that this disease is still prevalent in third world countries, it’s also known that the disease has been spreading since 2011. Sadly it is not among one of the top diseases in seeking a vaccine. The injections given to combat the disease can have very bad side effects that cause heart, liver and kidney problems.