Ten years of kala-azar in west Bengal, Part I. Did post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis initiate the outbreak in 24-Parganas?

@article{Addy1992TenYO,
  title={Ten years of kala-azar in west Bengal, Part I. Did post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis initiate the outbreak in 24-Parganas?},
  author={Manjulika Addy and Amitabha Nandy},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1992},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={341-6}
}
Following resurgence in Bihar of epidemic kala-azar, outbreaks of the disease were identified simultaneously in two separate foci about 500 km apart in West Bengal in 1980. While the outbreak in one of these foci, in northern West Bengal, was the result of a direct extension of the Bihar epidemic, the source of parasite in the other (in the village of Bandipur in the south of West Bengal) remained unknown until a case of nodulo-ulcerative post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) was located… CONTINUE READING