Millions Of Afghans Suffering From Parasitic Skin Disease

10/15/2010 03:51 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Afghanistan's health authorities Friday appealed for international help in dealing with a parasitic disease that is believed to threaten millions in the impoverished country.
Leishmaniasis, transmitted by a species of sandfly, threatened the health of 13 million Afghans, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a report on neglected tropical diseases.

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