Disfiguring tropical bug spread across Syria after ISIS turn the streets into a filthy wasteland

A disfiguring tropical disease that had been contained to Syria has now spread across the Middle East as millions are displaced from the war-torn region.

Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease spread by bites from infected sand flies.

It can lead to severe scarring, often on the face, and regularly goes undiagnosed and untreated.

h/t JEH

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  • UCSPanther

    Leishmaniasis was known by a variety of names, including “Jericho Buttons”, and is an ancient scourge of the Middle East. It spreads via sand fleas.

    With the war driving medical care from the region, it is a perfect opportunity for old infectious diseases to expand back to their original range.

    • BillyHW

      Isn’t it wonderful?

  • BillyHW

    Have my prayers for plague finally been answered?

  • tom_billesley

    It must be climate change. It can’t be anything to do with islam.

  • Nic

    Did they blame Israel yet?

  • P_F

    Another 10 years of political correctness insanity in Europe & north America and we’ll have the same conditions in our lands. Politicos (liberals & conservatives alike) would be very proud of what they’ve done to their once great countries.