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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new disease, with symptoms similar to visceral leishmaniasis, yet more severe and resistant to treatment, was discovered in Sergipe. Two people have died from this disease, which has affected 150 people in Aracaju.

The parasite is still unknown, but researchers have already identified that it is different from Leishmania, responsible for Leishmaniasis.

The disease is being investigated by a group of Brazilian researchers, who have published an article in Emerging Infectious . . .

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