Visceral leishmaniasis Current Affairs, GK & News
Kala-azar or visceral leishmaniasis (VL), also known as black fever and Dumdum fever is most severe form of leishmaniasis. It is slow progressing indigenous disease caused by single-celled parasite of Leishmania family. It belongs to Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) family of diseases which affect poorest populations. Its infection is transmitted by sand fly (Leishmania donovani), ..
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Kala-azar is a slow progressing indigenous disease caused by a protozoan parasite of genus Leishmania. Kala-azar also known as black fever and Dumdum fever. It is most severe form of leishmaniosis. It is parasitic infection transmitted by sand fly (Leishmania donovani), a blood-sucking pest, which is found in moist (humid) mud and sand and in close ..