Peshawar: Leishmaniasis virus breaks out in Mohmand and Khyber tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa affecting dozens of children.
Outbreaks of leishmaniasis have been reported in Loi Shalman, a remote area of Khyber Landikotal district, and Khoizai tehsil of Mohmand district.
Residents of the tribal areas complaints that last year the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government did nothing to prevent the spread of Leishmaniasis disease, which has led to a resurgence of the disease.
According to doctors, the Leishmaniasis virus is caused by the bite of a mosquito called Leishmaniasis and this mosquito is very different from the common mosquito. The bite causes a sore on the affected part of the body and spreads.
The only solution to this disease is to spray mosquito repellent against this Leishmaniasis virus so that the breeding of mosquitoes will be eradicated.
Residents of Mohmand and Khyber tribal areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have called on the provincial government and the district administration to take immediate steps to curb the disease, which is spreading rapidly and fears that Leishmaniasis will spread to other districts.