IMC visits Tawergha Hospital following outbreak of leishmaniasis in the town

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IMC visits Tawergha Hospital following outbreak of leishmaniasis in the town

October 19, 2019 - 15:07
Written by: SafaAlharathy

The International Medical Corps (IMC) has conducted a visit to Tawergha Hospital to evaluate and prepare its work plan for 2020, and to follow up the remedial action of patients with leishmaniasis.

The IMC team visited the hospital, which sent a distress call after receiving hundreds of cases with leishmaniasis, following the spread of the disease in the town.

The director of Tawergha General Hospital, Mohamed Idris, has revealed that up to 95% of Tawergha residents who returned to their city have been infected with leishmaniasis.