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Tropical Diseases Quiz

Welcome to your Tropical Disease Quiz

The Zika virus has dominated international news for months now, but lest we forget there are other tropical diseases which affect millions of people worldwide. Leishmaniasisis is one such disease caused by Leishmania parasite. The disease is spread through the bite of certain sand flies. It can cause ulcers of the skin, while another form causes skin ulcers but also ulcers of the nose and mouth. One form begins with skin ulcers and then then may include fever, lower red blood cell count, and enlargment of liver and spleen. Do you know how many people are affected by this disease worldwide?