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Outbreak News Interviews

Oct 26, 2023

Leishmaniasis is a protozoan parasitic disease transmitted by a sandfly that most Americans are unfamiliar with; however, my guest today says it is more common in the United States than most people realize- with both locally acquired and imported cases being reported.

What is leishmaniasis and what is the situation like in the US?

Here to shed light on these questions and more is Naomi Aronson, MD. Dr. Aronson is a Professor of Medicine and Director, Infectious Diseases Division at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD.


Leishmaniasis in the United States: Emerging Issues in a Region of Low Endemicity