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Date: 5/08/2017
Author: Minister Office
Source: MOPH
A Team from MOPH in Wadi Khaled: It is not "Aleppo Button" but Skin Diseases Caused by Poor Hygiene

The Media Office of Deputy Prime Minister Health Minister Ghassan Hasbani issued the following statement:
 
A team of the "Epidemiological Surveillance Program" from the Ministry of Public Health in coordination with Health Department in Akkar Governorate examined Lebanese and Syrian refugees with skin mutations in border villages and towns in Wadi Khaled. After diagnosis, these mutations were found to be skin diseases; scabies, shingles and boil caused by poor hygiene, and the rumors of "Leishmania" symptoms known as "Aleppo button" were groundless. The team provided the infected persons with the necessary treatment, stressing that the situation is under control and that there is no need for panic.
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