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Research Article

Incidence of Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Leishmania donovani Infections in High-Endemic Foci in India and Nepal: A Prospective Study

  • Bart Ostyn mail,

    bostyn@itg.be

    Affiliation: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Kamlesh Gidwani,

    Affiliation: Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

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  • Basudha Khanal,

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

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  • Albert Picado,

    Affiliations: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • François Chappuis,

    Affiliation: Geneva University Hospitals and University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Shri Prakash Singh,

    Affiliation: Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

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  • Suman Rijal,

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

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  • Shyam Sundar,

    Affiliation: Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

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  • Marleen Boelaert

    Affiliation: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Published: October 04, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001284

About the Authors

Bart Ostyn, Albert Picado, Marleen Boelaert
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
Kamlesh Gidwani, Shri Prakash Singh, Shyam Sundar
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
Basudha Khanal, Suman Rijal
B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
Albert Picado
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
François Chappuis
Geneva University Hospitals and University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: bostyn@itg.be

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BO BK AP FC SR SS MB. Performed the experiments: KG BK SPS SR SS. Analyzed the data: BO AP FC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BO KG BK AP. Wrote the paper: BO KG AP MB.