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November 28, 2017

In a run-down shack town, a fly drinks from a standing pool of water and unknowingly ingests unicellular protozoans of the genus Leishmania. As the sand fly takes its blood meal from an unsuspecting human, the parasites deploy into the fly’s saliva and enter the human’s bloodstream. There, they infect host macrophages and multiply until the cells fill and burst, which further spreads the parasite to more macrophages. In a short amount of time, the Leishmania parasite can induce painful, open lesions of the skin in what is known as cutaneous leishmaniasis. This disease is most prevalent in the poorest areas of the world and is due to a lack of quality hous...

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