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29 - 01 - 2016

Video : What is leishmaniasis ?

Declared as an emerging disease, leishmaniasis is an infection caused by a parasite that is transmitted by the bite of a fly that feeds on blood. It affects humans and animals and causes serious skin lesions. In its most severe form called visceral leishmaniasis, it can be fatal. To learn more, watch the interview of Gerald Spaeth, researcher at the Pasteur Institute.