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Performance of kala-azar surveillance in Gaffargaon subdistrict of Mymensingh, Bangladesh

Rahman, Kazi Mizanur; Samarawickrema, Indira V. M.; Harley, David; Olsen, Anna; Butler, Colin D.; Sumon, Shariful Amin; Biswas, Subrata Kumar; Luby, Stephen P.; Sleigh, Adrian C.


INTRODUCTION Elimination of kala-azar is planned for South Asia requiring good surveillance along with other strategies. We assessed surveillance in Gaffargaon upazila (a subdistrict of 13 unions) of Mymensingh district, Bangladesh highly endemic for kala-azar. METHODS In 4703 randomly sampled households, within nine randomly sampled villages, drawn from three randomly sampled unions, we actively searched for kala-azar cases that had occurred between January 2010 and December 2011. We then...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-04-10
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003531


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