Malnourished man given high-energy porridge

Malnourished man given high-energy porridge

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Credit: A. CRUMP, TDR, WHO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Malnourished man. View of a malnourished man being given high-energy porridge. He, and the other patients, are suffering from visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar), caused by Leishmania sp. , a parasitic protozoan. The porridge boosts the patients' immune systems, increasing their chances of survival. Leishmaniasis is a tropical disease transmitted by bites from infected sand- flies. This is the more serious form which causes fever, enlargement of the spleen, liver damage, and, without treatment, sometimes even death. Photographed in Sudan.

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Keywords: condition, disorder, healthcare, kala-azar, leishmaniasis, malno, malnourished, malnourished man, malnourishm, malnourishment, malnutrition, man, medical, porridge, sudan, third world, third world medicine, visceral leishmaniasis

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