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Geografía de la expansión de la Leishmaniasis en el conflicto armado en Colombia (Antioquia)

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Abstract

The prevalence and incidence rate of tropical vector-borne diseases is determined by the existence of favorable environmental conditions for the vectors and the social vulnerabilities of the population that inhabits in those endemic areas. Social phenomena such as wars or forced migrations of affected population worsen such vulnerability and increment the amount of individuals affected by tropical diseases. At the region of Antioquia (Colombia), the cases of Leishmaniasis increased notoriously after the 90s due to continuous forced displacement caused by the armed conflict in the country.

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Leishmaniasis, armed conflict, forced displacement.