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Visceral Leishmaniasis, Northern Somalia, 2013-2019

Mikko K Aalto, Temmy Sunyoto, Mohamed Ahmed Ali Yusuf, Abdiaziz Ahmed Mohamed, Gert Van der Auwera, Jean-Claude Dujardin
Emerging Infectious Diseases 2020, 26 (1): 153-154
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We identified visceral leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania donovani in a previously unknown focus in northern Somalia. Clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of 118 cases during 2013-2019 in Bosaso, the region's commercial capital, have raised suspicion of visceral leishmaniasis endemicity status there.

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