Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Because of the atrocities of ISIL in Syria raging epidemic neglected tropical diseases

Because of the atrocities of ISIL in Syria raging epidemic neglected tropical diseases

According to the world health organization, more than 13 million Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance. The situation is compounded by the fact that the country recorded outbreak of leishmaniasis — a dangerous disease, affecting the skin and internal organs. Vectors are mosquitoes, which spread in war zones because of terrible sanitation: militants of the "Islamic state" do not bury the dead. The details — RT material.


The people of Syria for several years already suffering from military action "Islamic state" everywhere sowing death and destruction. The dead bodies are not removed, they decompose on the street — this has led to the emergence in the country is a very dangerous infection.

Leishmaniasis is transmitted by the bite of certain species of mosquitoes. The main symptom — painful skin lesions and ulcers. Sometimes they don't heal within a year and leave behind deep scars. Without treatment, the disease can lead to death.

The Islamic state kills innocent people and throwing the bodies in the streets — this was one of the main reasons for the rapid spread of leishmaniasis", — stated in the message of representation of the Kurdish red Crescent.

In 2012, in Syria there were 53 thousand cases of leishmaniasis. For the first half of 2013 showed already 41 thousand infected. And last year, only in Aleppo sick over 22 thousand people.

According to doctors, this infection will spread into Syria faster.

"Outbreaks of leishmaniasis occur in zones of active hostilities and develop on the background of migration. It should be expected that the infection will cover an increasing number of people — sick migrants will inevitably nip the infection in other regions. So the epidemic will spread further," — said the head of the Department of preventive medicine William Sheffner.

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