The economic burden of visceral leishmaniasis for households in Nepal.

  title={The economic burden of visceral leishmaniasis for households in Nepal.},
  author={Suman Rijal and Shekhar Koirala and Patrick van der Stuyft and Marleen Boelaert},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  volume={100 9},
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) affects persons from the lowest socioeconomic strata of the community, but its economic impact is not precisely known. An exploratory survey to document the economic costs of VL to households was conducted in an endemic focus in eastern Nepal. Data were collected from the 20 households in this cluster. Cases of VL over the last 3 years were elicited and information on direct and indirect costs incurred due to the disease as well as income of the households over the… CONTINUE READING

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