Domestic Animals and Epidemiology of Visceral Leishmaniasis, Nepal

@inproceedings{Bhattarai2010DomesticAA,
  title={Domestic Animals and Epidemiology of Visceral Leishmaniasis, Nepal},
  author={Narayan Raj Bhattarai and Gert Van der Auwera and Suman Rijal and Albert Picado and Niko Speybroeck and Basudha Khanal and Simonne de Doncker and M. L. Das and Bart A Ostyn and Clive Richard Davies and Marc Coosemans and D. L. Berkvens and Marleen Boelaert and J M Dujardin},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2010}
}
On the Indian subcontinent, visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is considered an anthroponosis. To determine possible reasons for its persistence during interepidemic periods, we mapped Leishmania infections among healthy persons and animals in an area of active VL transmission in Nepal. During 4 months (September 2007-February 2008), blood was collected from persons, goats, cows, and buffaloes in 1 village. Leishmania infections were determined by using PCR. We found infections among persons (6.1… CONTINUE READING
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