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Natl J Community Med. 2013; 4(2): 367-368

Maiden Visit of Visceral Leishmaniasis to Malwa Region

Shirish S Nandedkar, Kamal Malukani, Amit Varma.

Visceral Leishmaniasis is a well known public health problem in eastern parts of India. So far the cases have not been reported from Malwa plateu of Madhya Pradesh, to the best of our knowledge and available literature. We report here two cases of Visceral Leishmaniasis first time from the Malwa region. Both the cases are from the migratory population of Bihar. The diseases like Leishmaniasis which were previously restricted to endemic areas of the country are spreading to non endemic areas along with the large migratory population, which is seen with the development of the country.. The cases are reported to inform the National health authorities to take proper steps to curb the spread of the disease to non -endemic areas and to emphasize the need of vector surveys in these areas.

Key words: Visceral Leishmaniasis, Malwa,

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