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Research Article

Effect of Village-wide Use of Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets on Visceral Leishmaniasis Vectors in India and Nepal: A Cluster Randomized Trial

  • Albert Picado mail,

    albert.picado@lshtm.ac.uk

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Murari L. Das,

    Affiliation: B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

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  • Vijay Kumar,

    Affiliation: Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, India

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  • Shreekant Kesari,

    Affiliation: Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, India

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  • Diwakar S. Dinesh,

    Affiliation: Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, India

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  • Lalita Roy,

    Affiliation: B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

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  • Suman Rijal,

    Affiliation: B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

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  • Pradeep Das,

    Affiliation: Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, India

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  • Mark Rowland,

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Shyam Sundar,

    Affiliation: Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

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  • Marc Coosemans,

    Affiliation: Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Marleen Boelaert,

    Affiliation: Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Clive R. Davies †

    † Deceased.

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: January 26, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000587

About the Authors

Albert Picado, Mark Rowland, Clive R. Davies
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Murari L. Das, Lalita Roy, Suman Rijal
B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
Vijay Kumar, Shreekant Kesari, Diwakar S. Dinesh, Pradeep Das
Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, India
Shyam Sundar
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
Marc Coosemans, Marleen Boelaert
Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Corresponding Author

Email: albert.picado@lshtm.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AP SR PD MR SS MC MB CRD. Performed the experiments: MLD VK SK DSD LR. Analyzed the data: AP CRD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AP SR PD SS CRD. Wrote the paper: AP MR MC MB CRD.