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Culture and community healthcare

Consider the 'community' of individuals serving our country in the Middle East. Many are returning home with an affliction termed Baghdad Boil, or cutaneous leishmaniasis. Caused by a parasite that lives in sand flies, lesions appear on the skin which can impact a person with swelling and sores that can last for months. What impact can you think of regarding this community health issue?

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Communities are sensitive to any changes within them be it in the environment or the people that live there. A visible illness such as this example of parasitism is easily recognized and attributed to a specific actions (having ...