Antibiotic cream has high cure rate, few side effects in treating cutaneous leishmaniasis

Contact: Carey Phillips carey.a.phillips@amedd.army.mil 301-619-7056 US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases Fort Detrick, Md. – An international collaboration of researchers from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), Tunisia and France has demonstrated a high cure rate and remarkably few side effects in treating patients with … Continue reading

WHO Reports Leishmaniasis Outbreaks in Syria

DISEASE OUTBREAK Excerpt from UN Report Rueters Doctors in Aleppo and Deir al-Zor have reported outbreaks of leishmaniasis, an endemic tropical disease transmitted by sand-flies that causes skin ulcers resembling leprosy, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Poor waste management and lack of hygiene have fuelled its spread, … Continue reading

Barbara Herwaldt CDC on Leishmaniasis in Iraq 2002

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on September 18, 2010 On December 11, 2002 Barbara Herwaldt, a leishmaniasis expert with the CDC spoke before the DOD in reference to leishmaniasis and the soon to be war in Iraq. She warned them that Leishmaniasis would be a huge problem and that we were not … Continue reading

CNA DBA Casualty Merlin Clark “Alleged” Seventh Anniversary of his “Alleged” Injuries in Iraq

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on July 6, 2010 Update: As of January 2013 Mr Clark is still being denied medical care by CNA and the DoL Jacksonville District Office is supporting them.  July 7, 2003 Doing Battle Area Clearance in a RED ZONE with no security, no weapons, under orders to … Continue reading

Leishmaniasis: A Family Affair

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 27, 2010 A Deadly Danger To Every Troop Serving In Or Near Iraq; It Can Kill You, It Can Kill Your Wife, It  Can Kill Your Kids: And The V.A. Tries To Cover It  Up August 07, 2006 Paul  Egan, The Detroit News [Excerpts] Nobody … Continue reading

Military Disease Surveillance, Leishmaniasis at Epinews

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 26, 2010 US Army reports fewer cases of  leishmaniasis, but a complex threat persists Rates of a disfiguring infection seem  to be plummeting among soldiers in Iraq. But much of that decline is due to a  failure to report new cases—and civilian doctors could miss … Continue reading

Texas Tech Biologist Trying to Discover Cure for Devastating Insect Borne Illness

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 24, 2010 Kai Zhang has made it his mission to cure Leishmania, the second-leading parasitic killer. They’re about a third of the size of a mosquito, but the sandfly’s bite can pack a miserable, if not lethal, punch. It’s not that the sandfly itself is … Continue reading

Leishmaniasis from Iraq and Afghanistan a Hazard, but not a War Hazard

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 22, 2010 CNA is turning leishmaniasis claims in for War Hazard Recovery There will be no “Defense of Freedom Medal” for being infected with the Leishmaniasis parasite. Leishmaniasis is a one celled parasite normally contracted via the bite of a female sandfly. These sandflys and … Continue reading

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