Statement issued on presence of leishmaniasis disease

Muscat: The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has responded to a report circulated in the social media about the presence of Leishmaniasis in certain stay animals.

The Ministry said that this news was published in one of the online news sites on August 30 and confirmed that Oman has nothing to do with this report.

Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by parasites of the Leishmania type. It is spread by the bite of certain types of sand flies.