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Bihar Under the Grip of Kala Azar
...azar. He said the official figure of 30,000 kala azar
cases is far from reality. "Those are only the r...inister Nitish Kumar set up the task force on kala azar
headed by Thakur to suggest measures to eradicate the disease by 2010. Thakur said that continued ...
Harbinger of Hope for Kala Azar Victims of Bihar
...will be built in each of 216 villages for the kala azar
affected families at the cost of Rs.24.30 crores (Rs.243 million)," Singh said. Experts said that due to poor living standard and unhygienic conditions, the disease spread faster among the poor Dalit community of Mushahars. Kala Azar, medically k...
Bihar Districts Affected by Black Fever
...e endemic to the region. // Experts running kala azar
research centres in collaboration with the World H... T.K. Jha, medical director of one of the two kala azar
research centres here. "Though the government claims that Bihar is home to only 23,000 patients, o...
Minister Told To Rid State Of Mosquitoes
...ted. Bihar reports hundreds of malaria and kala azar
cases every year, both of which are spread by mosquitoes. Most people in Bihar sleep under mosquito nets or use mosquito repellents. Edited IANS...
Concerted Effort Imperative For Elimination Of Tropical Diseases: WHO
...infections and 20 % of the globally estimated kala azar
cases are in the developing countries. The region also accounts for a high rate of STH infections and three countries have yaws endemic areas - India, Indonesia and Timor Leste. India has the highest disease burden in the case of leprosy, lymphati...
Three Tropical Parasites Genetic Code Unravelled
..., Indian physicians applied the Sanskrit term kala azar
(meaning "black fever") to an ancient disease that later was known as visceral leishmaniasis. It is also mentioned in texts of the 15th and 16th centuries during the Spanish colonization. It was also called "valley sickness" or "Andean sickness"....