Aleppo boil

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Noun1.Aleppo boil - leishmaniasis of the skinAleppo boil - leishmaniasis of the skin; characterized by ulcerative skin lesions
kala azar, leishmaniasis, leishmaniosis - sores resulting from a tropical infection by protozoa of the genus Leishmania which are spread by sandflies
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Alsaleh, a Jordanian-born military contractor who works for Falls Church, Va.-based Global Linguist Solutions, is a victim of leishmaniasis, a disease carried by sand flies that is sometimes called Baghdad Boil. He remembers that when he first got to his mattress in an old building on a contingency base, it was covered in sand flies.
The illness usually shows itself in the form of the Baghdad boil, where ulcers appear on the skin.
Nine new cases of an infectious skin disease common in the Middle East, Mexico, and South America, where it sometimes is referred to as a "Baghdad boil," have been identified in the U.S.