Leishmaniasis and Human Trafficking

Kemper, Carol A.
September 2011
Travel Medicine Advisor;Sep2011, Vol. 21 Issue 9, p49
The article presents a reprint of the article "Leishmaniasis and Human Trafficking," by Carol A. Kemper, which appeared in the July 2011 issue of "Infectious Disease Alert." It discusses the case of five illegal immigrants who were taken to the emergency room at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD) for cutaneous Leishmaniasis. It states that their disease was uniform with New World Leishmaniasis, despite the fact that they come from a place wherein Old World Leishmaniasis is endemic.


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