Visceral leishmaniasis Current Affairs, GK & News
India: Target to eliminate Kala-azar by 2023
Union Government of India has set the target to eliminate Kala-azar from country by 2023. According to Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar (Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare), out of 633 Kala-azar endemic blocks, 625 blocks have successfully eliminated the kala-azar in 2021. India’s target is way ahead than World Health Organisation (WHO)’s target ..
Month: Current Affairs - August, 2022
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
Topics: Elimination of Kala Azar • kala azar • kala azar in India • Visceral leishmaniasis • World Health Organisation (WHO)
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), ..
Topics: Cutaneous leishmaniasis • Infectious diseases • Leishmania • Leishmaniasis • Medical specialties • Medicine • Neglected tropical diseases • Sandfly • Tropical disease • Tropical diseases • Trypanosomatida • Visceral leishmaniasis
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 ..
Topics: Infectious diseases • Leishmania • Leishmaniasis • Medical specialties • Parasitism • Protozoan infection • Sandfly • Trypanosomatida • Visceral leishmaniasis