Treatment of Leishmaniasis
The treatment of leishmaniasis depends on the form of the disease (cutaneous, mucocutaneous, or visceral), and may be in the form of tablets or injections. Cutaneous leishmaniasis sometimes heals on its own and may not require treatment.
Prevention & Control
The best way for travelers to prevent infection is to protect themselves from sand fly bites. To decrease the risk of being bitten:
Avoid outdoor activities, especially from dusk to dawn, when sand flies generally are the most active.
When outdoors (or in unprotected quarters):