Epidemiology Week 22

Leptospirosis The disease and how it affects people Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that affects both humans and animals. The early stages of the disease may include high fever, severe headache, muscle pain, chills, and redness in the eyes, abdominal pain, jaundice, haemorrhages in skin and mucous membranes (including pulmonary… Read More

Epidemiology Week 17

Leishmaniasis Leishmaniasis is a vector-borne disease caused by a protozoan with a broad clinical spectrum and a variety of parasites, reservoirs, and vectors (Phlebotomus flies) involved in its transmission. It is directly linked to poverty but is also influenced by environmental and climactic factors. The cutaneous form causes skin ulcers… Read More