The Libya Health Ministry says that the country has seen some 5,000 cases of the parasitic disease, leishmaniasis in the past six months, according to a media account. “There are currently 5,000...

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Health officials in Bani Walid Municipality in northwest Libya are reporting an outbreak of the disfiguring parasitic disease, leishmaniasis, according to a local media report. 290 cases have been reported...

The National Campaign for Vaccination against Measles, Rubella and Polio, in addition to vitamin A dose has been launched in all areas of Libya Saturday. The campaign lasts for seven days until the 15th...

The third UNICEF-chartered plane has arrived at Mitiga airport, Tripoli, completing the delivery of a total 4.7 million doses of Measles, Rubella and Polio vaccines, as well as 2.75 million doses of Vitamin...

The Libya National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), in a recent report, recorded 80 cases of measles in various Libyan cities, prompting the health ministry to issue a health alert. The first case,...

Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL), a disfiguring parasitic disease transmitted by the sandfly, is not new to Syria; however, the war in Syria has greatly increased the risk for CL and reports have...

Likely due to massive civil unrest in war torn Libya, scores of people in the capital city of Tripoli have sought medical attention for leishmaniasis, a parasitic infection transmitted to people via the...

Various media accounts today (computer translated) say that at least four people in Libya have died from H5N1 avian influenza infections in recent days. The Libya Health Minister, Rida al-Awkali said three...