Visceral Leishmaniasis in Rural Bihar, India
Published Date:Oct 2012
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 18(10):1662-1664.
Description:To identify factors associated with incidence of visceral leishmaniasis (VL), we surveyed 13,416 households in Bihar State, India. VL was associated with socioeconomic status, type of housing, and belonging to the Musahar caste. Annual coverage of indoor residual insecticide spraying was 12%. Increasing such spraying can greatly contribute to VL control.
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