Two children, viewed from behind, are looking at posters depicting healthy practices, that are hung on an exterior wall of a building. Verso: WHO/5529. Iran insect-borne diseases. The people who live in the district around Sabzewar, about 400 miles form Teheran, have plenty of experience of dieseases that are carried by insects. Many of them suffer repeatedly from malaria, carried by anopheline mosquitos. Trachoma, a painful eye disease, is all to common especially among children, and it is carried, at least some extent, by flies. Then there are relapsing fever, carried by ticks, and leishmaniasis, transmitted by sandflies. There is also typhus, carried by the body louse. Since 1954, a WHO team, at the request of the Iranian government, have been carrying out a pilot project against insect-borne diseases and control measures wil eventually be established all over the country. Two children study health education posters issued by the Iranian Ministry of Health, which have been put up on the village's on white-washed wall.
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World Health Organization; Source: Record; Research date: 20151214