Afghanistan: Sand Fly NPR's Guy Raz in Kabul reports the tiny sand fly is causing major problems in Afghanistan. The fly feeds on human blood and can transmit a disease called Leishmaniasis. At least 250,000 Afghans are afflicted. The disease is not fatal, but it can result in painful, disfiguring scars.
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NPR's Guy Raz in Kabul reports the tiny sand fly is causing major problems in Afghanistan. The fly feeds on human blood and can transmit a disease called Leishmaniasis. At least 250,000 Afghans are afflicted. The disease is not fatal, but it can result in painful, disfiguring scars.