The Maltese Islands lie in the center of the Mediterranean Sea some 60 miles from Sicily and 180 miles from North Africa. The population is around 360,000, almost uniformly of southern European extraction. The climate is mild with most people leading an “outdoor” life as much as possible between June and September. The major industry is tourism, and the population increases dramatically in the summer months, straining severely the islands’ infrastructure. Winter tourism is also popular. Malta has established itself as a center for teaching English, and large numbers of students of all ages attend the numerous language schools. In addition, large numbers of Maltese regularly return home on long visits from their adopted countries of Australia, Canada, and the United States.
KeywordsHerpes Zoster Visceral Leishmaniasis Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Severe Acne Lepromatous Leprosy
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