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ICMR along with other International Research organisation with drug development for Neglected Diseases

...ost neglected diseases along with diseases such as kala azar(leishmaniasis),sleeping sickness( human Afric...gistered for Chagas disease, sleeping sickness and kala - azar. The DNDi will be registered as a not-for-profit Organization in Geneva on 3 July 2003. (1)...

Three Tropical Parasites Genetic Code Unravelled

...uries, 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 sickn...

Concerted Effort Imperative For Elimination Of Tropical Diseases: WHO

... STH infections and 20 % of the globally estimated kala azar cases are in the developing countries. The...n in the case of leprosy, lymphatic filariasis and kala azar. Experts feel that these ‘neglected’ tropical diseases are poverty-related and primarily aff...

Minister Told To Rid State Of Mosquitoes

... created. 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...

Bihar Districts Affected by Black Fever

...ty-eight of Bihar's 32 districts are infected with kala azar, the deadly black fever, as poverty, unhygien...isease endemic to the region. // Experts running kala azar research centres in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and working to devel...

Harbinger of Hope for Kala Azar Victims of Bihar

...uses 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, medica...

A Non-profit Drug Firms Injection to Fight Kala Azar Included in WHOs Model List

...y worldwide, visceral leishmaniasis, also known as kala azar, primarily afflicts the rural poor. Left untreated, VL is nearly always fatal. VL currently occurs in 62 countries, primarily in the developing world. Of the approximately 500,000 new cases of VL occurring annually, 90% are found in just five ...

Bihar Under the Grip of Kala Azar

Thousands are dying in Bihar due to kala azar, a deadly parasitic disease transmitted by th... said Thakur, an internationally reputed expert of kala azar. He said the official figure of 30,000 kala azar cases is far from reality. "Those are only...

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