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Kala Azar in South Asia

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Therapeutic regimens for visceral leishmaniasis (also Kala-azar, Dum-dum fever or black fever), caused by parasitic protozoa of the Leishmania genus, evolve at a pace never seen before. Spread by tiny and abundant sand flies, the parasite infects internal organs and bone marrow and if left untreated will almost always result in the death of the host. In developing countries successful diagnosis and treatment are complicated by asymptomatic cases, undernutrition and Kala-azar/HIV co-infections. This book brings together world-renown experts writing state-of-arts review on the progress in diagnosis and treatment of visceral leishmaniasis, ultimately leading to the complete elimination of this fatal disease from South Asia. The chapters provide valuable information for disease control as well as therapy and the diagnostic improvements necessary for early treatment, subclinical detection and drug-resistant cases. The presented methods allow for points-of-care testing in the endemic area, enabling rapid detection in resource-poor settings with easy handling and low costs. This book provides essential information for scientists, medical practitioners and policy makers involved in the diagnosis, treatment and elimination of Kala-azar.

Kala Azar in South Asia

Author : E. Noiri
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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 ~

Kala Azar

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Papers presented at a workshop on Policy issues in Kala azar in South East Asia, held at New Delhi on 27th November 2009.

Emerging Infectious Diseases

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Journal of Special Operations Medicine

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Bibliography of Scientific Publications of South Asia India Burma Ceylon

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Bibliography of Scientific Publications of South Asia India Burma Ceylon

Author : Unesco. South Asia Science Co-operation Office
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Environment Planning

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Pesticides in Southeast Asia

Author : Peter Kunstadter
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This much-needed collection of research by international and multidisciplinary experts explores the economic, environmental, and health benefits, as well as harmful consequences, of pesticide use in Thailand and elsewhere in Southeast Asia. Population growth, the expansion of world trade, increased demands for quantity and quality of agricultural and other commodities, and the need to control vector-borne diseases over the past sixty years have given rise to a proliferation of synthetic chemical pesticides in both developed and developing nations. Since the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring in 1962, the easily perceived immediate benefits of pesticides have been tempered by concerns about their more subtle long-term environmental and health consequences. The use of pesticides is often justified as beneficial in economic terms, but the amounts and allocations of the direct and indirect costs have come into question. The book includes descriptions of pests and the pesticides used to control them. Authors give several perspectives on questions of safety, cost, and benefit for the environment, economy, and public health. Representatives of pesticide and commodity producers argue for the low-risk benefits of pesticides if they are properly used; research scientists present information on health and environmental consequences of the actual patterns of use by farmers; economists present data on costs and their allocation; and development agency representatives describe methods of reducing hazards through farmers' field schools and integrated pest management, and discuss the procedures and problems of international control of pesticides. Peter Kunstadter is recently retired from the University of California, San Francisco.

South Asian Survey

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Zoonotic Diseases

Author : Jeetendra Man Shrestha
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With reference to Nepal.

Journal of South Asian Literature

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Author : World Health Organization
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The Work of WHO in the South East Asia Region

Author : World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia
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Accessions List South Asia

Author : Library of Congress. Library of Congress Office, New Delhi
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Records publications acquired from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, by the U.S. Library of Congress Offices in New Delhi, India, and Karachi, Pakistan.

Health and Population in South Asia

Author : Sumit Guha
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This text focuses on the population history of Asia over 25 centuries. Chapters focus on the interaction between demography, climate, health, medicine and culture. There is also a compact survey of the evolution of environmental hygiene in India through the 20th Century.

South Asian Studies

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Hunter s Tropical Medicine

Author : G. Thomas Strickland
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Management of Infections of the Oral and Maxillofacial Regions

Author : Richard G. Topazian
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Nepal Needs Analysis Framework

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