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Culture and community healthcare

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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 ...

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Culture and community healthcare is determined. The impact of returning home with an affliction termed Baghdad Boils or cutaneous leishmaniasis is examined.