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Epidemiological study of Visceral leishmaniasis in rural area of Bihar

Brajesh Kumar Singh*
Department of Zoology, SNSRKS College Saharsa, Bihar, India
Received : 22nd April, 2020 ; Revised : 25th May, 2020

AbstractVisceral leishmaniasis (VL) or Kala-azar has been a major public health problem in India. 1/2 of patients of the world present in India, and it’s common in four states in India. Bihar is one of them and 80 percentage of the cases to implement an integrated control strategy for achieving the VL elimination target (<1 case per 10) are present there in Bihar. Almost VL infected districts including Vaishali, Khagaria, Patna etc have reported >1000 cases annually. Hence, MSF has been working in Bihar since 2007 treating kala-azar, these disease spread very rapidly since 10 years. In 2015, the Government of India entrusted ICMR-Rajendra Memorial Research Institute Medical Sciences, Patna.

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