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Title: Burden of visceral leishmaniasis in villages of eastern gedaref state, Sudan: an exhaustive cross-sectional survey.
Authors: Mueller, Yolanda Kathrin
Nackers, Fabienne
Ahmed, Khalid A
Boelaert, Marleen
Djoumessi, Jean-Claude
Eltigani, Rahma
Gorashi, Himida Ali
Hammam, Omer
Ritmeijer, Koert
Salih, Niven
Worku, Dagemlidet
Etard, Jean-François
Chappuis, François
Affiliation: Epicentre, Paris, France; Médecins Sans Frontières - Operational Centre Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland; Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium; Federal Ministry of Health, Khartoum, Sudan;Community Medicine Department, University of Gedaref, Gedaref, Sudan; Médecins Sans Frontières - Operational Centre Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Holland; Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Montpellier, France; Médecins Sans Frontières - Operational Centre Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Holland.
Citation: Burden of visceral leishmaniasis in villages of eastern gedaref state, Sudan: an exhaustive cross-sectional survey. 2012, 6 (11):e1872 PLoS Negl Trop Dis
Journal: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Issue Date: Nov-2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10144/255395
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001872
PubMed ID: 23133683
Additional Links: http://www.plosntds.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pntd.0001872
Abstract: Since December 2009, Médecins Sans Frontières has diagnosed and treated patients with visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in Tabarak Allah Hospital, eastern Gedaref State, one of the main endemic foci of VL in Sudan. A survey was conducted to estimate the VL incidence in villages around Tabarak Allah.
Type: Article
Language: en
Keywords: non-communicable diseases
MeSH: Leishmaniasis
ISSN: 1935-2735
Rights: Archived with thanks to PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Appears in topics: Leishmaniasis/Kala Azar

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