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Research Article

Options for Active Case Detection of Visceral Leishmaniasis in Endemic Districts of India, Nepal and Bangladesh, Comparing Yield, Feasibility and Costs

  • Shri Prakash Singh,

    Affiliation: Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

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  • Siddhivinayak Hirve mail,

    sidbela@vsnl.com

    Affiliation: Vadu Rural Health Program, KEM Hospital Research Center, Pune, India

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  • M. Mamun Huda,

    Affiliation: Parasitology, Laboratory Sciences Division, International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Megha Raj Banjara,

    Affiliation: Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

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  • Narendra Kumar,

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

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  • Dinesh Mondal,

    Affiliation: Parasitology, Laboratory Sciences Division, International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Shyam Sundar,

    Affiliation: Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

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  • Pradeep Das,

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

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  • Chitra Kumar Gurung,

    Affiliation: Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

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  • Suman Rijal,

    Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

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  • C. P. Thakur,

    Affiliation: Balaji Utthan Sanstha, Patna, India

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  • Beena Varghese,

    Affiliation: Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India

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  • Axel Kroeger

    Affiliations: World Health Organization, Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, TDR-WHO, Geneva, Switzerland, School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Published: February 08, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000960

About the Authors

Shri Prakash Singh, Shyam Sundar
Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
Siddhivinayak Hirve
Vadu Rural Health Program, KEM Hospital Research Center, Pune, India
M. Mamun Huda, Dinesh Mondal
Parasitology, Laboratory Sciences Division, International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Megha Raj Banjara, Chitra Kumar Gurung
Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
Narendra Kumar, Pradeep Das
Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, India
Suman Rijal
Department of Internal Medicine, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
C. P. Thakur
Balaji Utthan Sanstha, Patna, India
Beena Varghese
Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India
Axel Kroeger
World Health Organization, Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, TDR-WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
Axel Kroeger
School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: sidbela@vsnl.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SPS SH MMH MRB NK DM SS PD CKG SR CPT BV AK. Performed the experiments: SPS SH MMH MRB NK DM SS PD CKG SR CPT BV AK. Analyzed the data: SPS SH MMH MRB NK DM SS PD CKG SR CPT BV AK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SPS SH MMH MRB NK DM SS PD CKG SR CPT BV AK. Wrote the paper: SPS SH MMH MRB NK DM SS PD CKG SR CPT BV AK.