Last week, 300 people affected by kala-azar
were reportedly admitted in its clinic in Lankien while 800 others receive treatment daily.
In 2008, after test results for kala-azar
were positive, she received 30 SSG injections and clinically recovered.
The conclusion attained by these findings on distribution of VL in the Fars province is that it is influenced by a combination of environmental and nomadic demographical variables, although close proximity to NTRs and the role of nomads in the distribution and continuance of kala-azar
are the most important factors.
World Health Organization, South-East Asia Regional Office: Communicable diseases; Kala-azar
status in SAE Region (online) 2005.
This might include management of a field hospital, containment of an epidemic, or supervision of a vertical control program for diseases such as kala-azar
, sleeping sickness, or TB.
It has been debated that why kala-azar
(VL) is endemic in this region even though we have the suitable vector, temperature and other conditions suitable for kala-azar
transmission in other parts of India.
detection test procedure developed by Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) was dedicated to the nation in Patna on September 2 as part of a Revised Kala-azar
The humanitarian situation is drastically worsening due to unpredictable floods as well as outbreaks of cholera and other diseases, including malaria, kala-azar
Paying for hospital-based care of kala-azar
in Nepal: Assessing catastrophe, impoverishment and economic consequences.
The study identified several prevalent diseases in South Asia including Visceral leishmaniasis, also known as kala-azar
and Lymphatic filariasis (LF),
In early part of the 20th century, India was crippled with many communicable and infectious diseases of great socio-economic importance like malaria, filariasis, kala-azar
, plague, leprosy and tuberculosis affecting larger section of the society with no systematic control and prevention measures in place.
In 1950s the Government of India under National Malaria Eradication Programme (NMEP) now National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, launched massive insecticidal spraying with DDT for malaria vector control and kala-azar
came to a halt in Assam as a collateral benefit of malaria eradication programme (1).
The objective of the study is to determine the social and cultural factors influencing knowledge, attitude and practices towards Kala-azar
in two communities in the Eastern Sudan where Kala-azar
is endemic, and to assess the knowledge about the disease and its transmission, symptoms, complications and prevention.
There has also been increased cases of the kala-azar
Today, the name kala-azar
is commonly used along with the scientific name visceral leishmaniasis for the severe form of the disease caused by L.