Lebanon: Fears as ‘Aleppo boil’ disease spreads

WARNING: Some of the images in this report may be distressing. Doctors in Lebanon are trying to control an outbreak of a centuries-old disease that has re-emerged because of the war in Syria. The “Aleppo boil”, named after the northern Syrian city

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    WARNING: Some of the images in this report may be distressing.

    Doctors in Lebanon are trying to control an outbreak of a centuries-old disease that has re-emerged because of the war in Syria.

    The “Aleppo boil”, named after the northern Syrian city, had largely been contained before the start of the conflict.

    Health workers treating refugees fear it could get worse.

    Al Jazeera’s Imtiaz Tyab reports from Baalbek, eastern Lebanon.


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