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India Aims To Eliminate Visceral Leishmaniasis By End 2015

The Lancet: India makes good progress in combating kala-azar
“…Transmitted by the bite of a sandfly, visceral leishmaniasis, also know as kala-azar, is a neglected tropical disease that affects the poorest of the poor and if left untreated will ultimately be fatal. India has 50 percent of the world’s cases and 70 percent of those are in Bihar. … According to India’s National Health Policy, the country aims to eliminate it by the end of 2015… (Cousins, 5/2).

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