Kala-azar epidemic in Varanasi district, India.

  title={Kala-azar epidemic in Varanasi district, India.},
  author={Ravi Kumar and Pankaj Kumar and Rubinah K Chowdhary and K Vasantha Kumar Pai and C. Pratibha Mishra and K. Atchuta Kumar and Hausila Prasad Pandey and Vijay Pratap Singh and Shyam Sundar},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={77 5},
Reports at the Sir Sunder Lal Hospital, Banaras Hindu University, of a large number of kala-azar cases from one particular village in Varanasi district, Uttar Pradesh, led us to carry out an epidemiological study of the situation using standard techniques. The overall prevalence and case fatality of the disease were 12.9% and 10.5%, respectively. A history of fever and hepatosplenomegaly was noted for all the cases. The case definition was the presence of parasites in bone marrow or splenic… CONTINUE READING
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