Kala Azar in South Asia

Current Status and Sustainable Challenges

Editors: Noiri, E., Jha, T.K. (Eds.)

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  • Provides strategies for the eradication of Visceral Leishmaniasis
  • Complete with updated knowledge and real-world information
  • Covers basic, clinical, epidemiological and entomological aspects
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Visceral leishmaniasis (VL), (also known as black fever or Kala-azar) is a life-threatening disease first reported from the Indian subcontinent. VL ranks as the world’s second largest parasitic disease killer and is a neglected tropical disease. Most of those infected by this life-threatening disease are uneducated daily wagers working to support their families, and vectors easily disseminate the disease to their neighbors. Owing to recent involvement of stakeholders, the number of patients is decreasing, but eradication remains a distant goal.

This second edition presents latest reports of visceral Leishmaniasis by specialists working at the forefront of the endemic areas in Indian subcontinent. It also introduces vaccine development and inhibitors to Trypanosomatidae; some of them describing feasibility studies in visceral Leishmaniasis for the first time.

Recent progress of the Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) is also reviewed and the contents share this collaborative research from the forefront of endemic sites in Bangladesh.

Widely covering basic, clinical, epidemiological and entomological aspects, this volume will be of great interest to dedicated researchers interested inLeishmaniasis and to experts of NTDs in global health.

 

There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of disease control is bound in shallows and in miseries.

~modified from Shakespeare ~

About the authors

Eisei NOIRI, M.D., Ph.D. is the JICA Chief Advisor of Japanese ODA project named SATREPS and the JST primary investigator of SATREPS. The project is the first and largest NTDs mission targeting to Indian subcontinent, especially to Bangladesh. The research at the frontier of endemic area is conducted from the experiences on the life science basic scientific research including molecular biology, genetics, and physiology. In addition, epidemiological surveillance and urine combined GIS analysis are highly esteemed because of the capabilities to elucidate exact foci at the endemic area.
Dr. Jha’s original research studies have been published in journals like the New England Journal of Medicine, the British Medical Journal, Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine, the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and the Journal of American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 

Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)
  • Pathology and Mechanism of Disease in Kala-Azar

    Pages 3-6

    Paul, Shyamal (et al.)

  • Containing Post Kala-Azar Dermal Leishmaniasis (PKDL): Pre-requisite for Sustainable Elimination of Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) from South Asia

    Pages 7-21

    Salotra, Poonam (et al.)

  • Characteristics of Patients Visiting Suruya Kanta Kala-Azar Research Center in Mymensingh, Bangladesh; Data from a Patient Registry System

    Pages 23-30

    Iwagami, Masao (et al.)

  • Epidemiology of Drug-Resistant Kala-Azar in India and Neighboring Countries

    Pages 33-51

    Jha, T. K.

  • A Therapeutic Strategy for Treating Visceral Leishmaniasis in Regions with Drug Resistance

    Pages 53-66

    Sundar, Shyam (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Kala Azar in South Asia
Book Subtitle
Current Status and Sustainable Challenges
Editors
  • E. Noiri
  • T.K. Jha
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47101-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47101-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43611-1
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XX, 309
Number of Illustrations
31 b/w illustrations, 54 illustrations in colour
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