Parasitic Diseases Current Affairs, GK & News

April 14: World Chagas Disease Day

On April 14, 2020, the world community is to celebrate World Chagas Disease Day for the first time. The main aim of marking the day is to increase awareness of Chagas disease. Also, it focuses on the resources needed to prevent, control and eliminate the disease. Highlights The Chagas disease is also called “American trypanosomiasis”. ..

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Scientists link new virus to kala-azar

Scientists have found that parasite called Leptomonas seymouri hosting virus called Lepsey NLV1 may be also responsible for spread of kala-azar (visceral leishmaniasis). Earlier it was believed that parasite Leishmania donovani (sandfly) alone is responsible for spread of the dreaded infection. Key Facts Scientists have found that Leptomonas seymouri parasite hosts virus called Lepsey NLV1 ..

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