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Volume 20, Number 10—October 2014

Ongoing Epidemic of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis among Syrian Refugees, Lebanon1

Maya Saroufim, Khalil Charafeddine, Grace Issa, Haifaa Khalifeh, Robert H. Habib, Atika Berry, Nada Ghosn, Alissar Rady, and Ibrahim KhalifehComments to Author 
Author affiliations: American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon (M. Saroufim, K. Charafeddine, G. Issa, H. Khalifeh, R.H. Habib, I. Khalifeh); Ministry of Public Health, Beirut (A. Berry, N. Ghosn); World Health Organization, Beirut (A. Rady)

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Figure 1

Migration patterns of refugees from various cities in Syria to different regions in Lebanon, 2012. Most refugees fled from Aleppo, Syria, where leishmaniasis is endemic.

Figure 1. Migration patterns of refugees with cutaneous leishmaniasis identified in Lebanon starting in late 2012, showing movement from cities in Syria (white dots) to regions in Lebanon (red dots). Human figures and percentages shown in Syria indicate relative proportions of refugees to Lebanon from each city in Syria; most (67.3%) patients had migrated from Aleppo, where leishmaniasis is endemic. Percentages shown in Lebanon indicate percentages of refugees who had migrated to each location.

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1This research was presented at the 103rd Annual Meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, March 1–7, 2014, San Diego, California, USA.

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