LEISHMANIASIS COUNTRY PROFILE – PRIORITY COUNTRIES

As part of a WHO-led effort to monitor the progress in the control or elimination of the leishmaniases, national control programmes in
countries where the burden of the disease is high for that particular WHO Region, are providing monthly or annual data on yearly basis.
Previous and latest /media/upload/arxius/country_profiles are therefore posted in this web page for comparative purposes.

The latest version summarizes information collected for 18 and 12 indicators, for visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis respectively, on
epidemiology, control and surveillance, diagnosis and treatment outcome.

The latest version of the national guidelines is also posted if available.

In addition to the 43 new profiles based on routine surveillance data, a further 101 profiles for all endemic countries worldwide are included
containing information based on a literature review and expert opinion for data as of 2008 (maps) and 2010 (number of cases).

Country profiles have been provided by the WHO- Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD).

Leishmaniasis remains an important public health problem in Venezuela. It is endemic for zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis, cutaneous and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis. Infection is associated with jungle activities and particularly the clearing of land. Transmission occurs throughout the year with seasonal fluctuations.

Between 2011 and 2016, a total of 11,024 cutaneous and mucosal leishmaniasis cases have been reported and we observe the annual increase of visceral leishmaniasis in the last four years

The Leishmania identified are L. amazonensis, L. pifanoi, L. venezuelensis, L. braziliensis, L. colombiensis, L. guyanensis and L. infantum. Proven vectors are Lu. ovallesi, Lu. trinidanensis, Lu. flaviscutellata, Lu. spinicrassa, Lu. panamensis, Lu. olmeca bicolor, Lu. longipalpis, Lu. evansi and others.


AVAILABLE /MEDIA/UPLOAD/ARXIUS/COUNTRY_PROFILES

PAHO-2018-PT

PAHO-2018-EN

PAHO-2018-SP

PAHO-2017-SP

PAHO-2017-PT

PAHO-2017-EN

PAHO-2016-EN

PAHO-2016-SP

PAHO-2016-PT

PAHO-2015-EN

PAHO-2015-SP

PAHO-2015-PT


DISTRIBUTION OF NEW CASES PER DISEASE FORM (MAPS)


NATIONAL GUIDELINES

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