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ISIS dumping bodies behind spread of ‘flesh-eating’ disease in Syria

By Rudaw 2/12/2015
Leishmaniasis wounds.
Leishmaniasis wounds.

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A deadly “flesh-eating” disease known as Leishmaniasis has been rapidly spreading in Syria’s rural areas, caused by ISIS dumping bodies in the streets, the head of the Kurdish Red Crescent told Rudaw.

"As a result of abominable acts by ISIS that included the killing of innocent people and dumping their corpses in streets, this is the leading factor behind the rapid spread of Leishmanisis disease," said Dilqash Isa.

The World Health Organization has warned that Syria’s health system has collapsed under five years of war, helping the disease spread rapidly through a country already plagued by violence.

"We did not have knowledge about this deadly disease before,” a Syrian Kurdish fighter told news agencies. “We have been fighting on the battlefield for almost four years and this disease basically generated from embattled areas of Tal Hamis, Hon and Qosa," 

The first case of the disease, caused by protozoan parasites and usually carried by flies, was reported in September 2013.
 
By mid- 2014, 500 people had been affected, according to activists reporting on Syria.

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Kamo | 2/12/2015
Soon ISIS will get camel-shit-eating disease, it is only the question of time to eradicate them.
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Brzoo Kurdi | 2/12/2015
As everybody knows the end of Isis is coming,i will be very surprise if they will still be active by Nawruze 2016 , so the despicable behavior we see is the sign of desperation it is the behavior of a group which is very close to death and have no hope , how else can you explain this kind of sick behavior ?
TURKEY = ISIS | 2/12/2015
ISIS/TURKEY these people are not humans, NO human can do anything like this, I don't think God created these people, these are sons of DEVIL.
russia is a mafia state | 4/12/2015
Also dont forget to mention Putins'Russia and Assad.They are also slaughtering Syrian people and dumping bodies in the streets
NMD | 5/12/2015
So sad...to see that picture of an innocent child suffering.
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