Visceral leishmaniasis, northern Somalia, 2013-2019

Mikko K Aalto, Temmy Sunyoto, Mohamed Ahmed Ali Yusuf, Abdiaziz Ahmed Mohamed, Gert Van der Auwera, Jean-Claude Dujardin

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Abstract

We identified visceral leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania donovani in a previously unknown focus in northern Somalia. Clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of 118 cases during 2013-2019 in Bosaso, the region's commercial capital, have raised suspicion of visceral leishmaniasis endemicity status there.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume26
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)153-154
Number of pages2
ISSN1080-6040
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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