Via ATS and user Vasa Croe and of course the link page: http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/567597/Islamic-State-Raqqa-Syria-Flesh-eating-disease
This is a horrific disease if not near a hospital, many have had it and been in hospital same day a hole opened up on their bodies. ISIS I read are either refusing treatment or lack medical help. All the Hospitals and Dr’s have fled the violence leaving no medical people or more importantly medication. Would this not just be Karma at it’s best? This is providing ISIS is not American run of course. Still a strange story to call this one. Anyway, more links below. This is a few weeks old now but I just seen it posted yesterday so ran it.
The self-declared Islamic State capital is currently in the throes of an epidemic and a number of members of the Islamic State have reportedly been infected.Efforts are reportedly being made to prevent the further spread of the Leishmaniasis skin disease, which is highly virulent, in the IS stronghold.Although organisations began work to combat the disease, this became impossible after IS is claimed to have closed down their city offices.
They also confiscated equipment and arrested officers trying to help fight the condition which can be deadly. The first case of the disease, which is caused by protozoan parasites, was discovered in September 2013. By the middle of 2014 500 people had been affected, according to a network of activists ‘Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently.’
The disease is spread by flies that are attracted by the rubble and rubbish of war. It can sometimes be fatal and can also cause significant damage to parts of the body it affects. More than 2,500 cases have been recorded in the north-east of Raqqa. IS is said to have a residual force of between 3,000 to 5,000 in the city, as they attempt to strengthen their so-called caliphate.
This comes after World Health Organisation reported that Syria’s health system had collapsed, meaning that disease was spreading rapidly through a country already plagued by violence.
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