Mother feeding milk to malnourished child

Mother feeding milk to malnourished child

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

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Caption: Malnourished child. View of a mother feeding enriched milk to her malnourished child. The child is suffering from visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar), caused by Leishmania sp. , a parasitic protozoan. The milk will boost the child's immune system, increasing its 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: child, child nutrition, condition, disorder, healthcare, kala-azar, leishmaniasis, malno, malnouris, malnourished, malnourished child, malnourishment, malnutrition, medical, milk, third world, visceral leishmaniasis

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