Regional Strategic Framework for elimination of kala-azar from the South-East Asia Region (2011-2015)


Reducing Visceral Leishmaniasis by Insecticide Impregnation of Bed-Nets, Bangladesh.

The effect of insecticide-treated materials on reducing visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is disputable. In Bangladesh, we evaluated the effect of a community-based intervention with insecticide impregnation of existing bed-nets in reducing VL incidence. This intervention reduced VL by 66.5%. Widespread bed-net impregnation with slow-release insecticide may control VL in Bangladesh.

How Far Are We from Visceral Leishmaniasis Elimination in Bangladesh? An Assessment of Epidemiological Surveillance Data

In 2005, Bangladesh, India, and Nepal joined forces to eliminate Visceral Leishmaniasis (or kala-azar) from the region by 2015. In Bangladesh the elimination target is set at less than one new case per 10,000 population per year at upazila (sub-district) level. As the deadline approaches, we review the status of the elimination initiative in this country.

New findings on old and emerging reservoir hosts of Leishmania infantum

Leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania infantum, or its synonym Leishmania chagasi, is a major potentially fatal zoonotic infection.


Resurgence of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Israel, 2001–2012

Cutaneous leishmaniasis has long been endemic in Israel. After a 15-year period of moderate illness rates, reported incidence increased from 0.4 cases per 100,000 population in 2001 to 4.4 cases per 100,000 population in 2012, and the disease emerged in areas where its presence had previously been minimal.

Leishmaniasis in the Middle East: Incidence and Epidemiology

Meeting on Leishmaniasis Communication Platform

On 8-9 September in SECID’s offices - IPH, Tirana, was held a consultative meeting of the Virtual Group on Leishmaniasis Communication Platform - the Leishmaniax website.


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