Kala Azar in South Asia

Current Status and Sustainable Challenges

  • E. Noiri
  • T.K. Jha

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction Into Kala-Azar

  3. Therapeutic Strategy to Deal with Emergence of Drug Resistance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. V. Ramesh, Prashant Verma
      Pages 67-77
    3. Farrokh Modabber
      Pages 79-88
    4. Yasuyuki Goto
      Pages 89-99
    5. Nozomu Nihashi, Daniel Ken Inaoka, Chiaki Tsuge, Emmanuel Oluwadare Balogun, Yasutaka Osada, Yasuyuki Goto et al.
      Pages 101-122
  4. Diagnostic Strategy Enhancing Kala-Azar Elimination Program

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Suman Rijal, François Chappuis, Jorge Alvar, Marleen Boelaert
      Pages 125-134
    3. Sharmina Deloer, Sohel Mohammad Samad, Hidekazu Takagi, Chatanun Eamudomkarn, Kazi M. Jamil, Eisei Noiri et al.
      Pages 135-140
    4. Eisei Noiri, Yoshifumi Hamasaki, Bumpei Tojo, Kazi M. Jamil, Kent Doi, Takeshi Sugaya
      Pages 141-160
    5. Fumiaki Nagaoka, Hidekazu Takagi, Eisei Noiri, Makoto Itoh
      Pages 161-165
    6. Yoshifumi Hamasaki, Hirofumi Aruga, Chizu Sanjoba, Hidekazu Takagi, Shyamal Paul, Yoshitsugu Matsumoto et al.
      Pages 173-183
  5. Pathogenesis of Kala-Azar and PKDL

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Satoko Omachi, Yoshitsugu Matsumoto, Yasuyuki Goto
      Pages 187-195
  6. Knowledge and Practice for Vector Control in Kala-Azar

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Yusuf Özbel, Chizu Sanjoba, Yoshitsugu Matsumoto
      Pages 199-209
    3. Chizu Sanjoba, Yusuf Özbel, Yoshitsugu Matsumoto
      Pages 211-219
  7. New Challenges in Kala-Azar Elimination Programme

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Ashraf Dewan, Masahiro Hashizume, Md. Masudur Rahman, Abu Yousuf Md. Abdullah, Robert J. Corner, Md. Rakibul Islam Shogib et al.
      Pages 223-247
    3. Eisei Noiri, Kosuke Minami
      Pages 249-255
    4. Bumpei Tojo, Makoto Itoh, Mohammad Sohel Samad, Emi Ogasawara, Dinesh Mondal, Rashidul Haque et al.
      Pages 257-270
    5. Bumpei Tojo, Makoto Itoh, Shyamal Kumar Paul, Mohammad Sohel Samad, Emi Ogasawara, Fumiaki Nagaoka et al.
      Pages 271-285
    6. Yasutaka Osada, Satoko Omachi, Chizu Sanjoba, Yoshitsugu Matsumoto
      Pages 287-296
    7. Eisei Noiri, Bumpei Tojo, Yoshifumi Hamasaki, Masao Iwagami, Takeshi Sugaya, Michiyo Harada et al.
      Pages 297-306
  8. Eisei Noiri, Bumpei Tojo, Yoshifumi Hamasaki, Masao Iwagami, Takeshi Sugaya, Michiyo Harada et al.
    Pages E1-E1
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 307-309

About this book


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 in Leishmaniasis 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 ~


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Editors and affiliations

  • E. Noiri
    • 1
  • T.K. Jha
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of Tokyo HospitalBunkyō, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Kalazar Research CenterMuzaffarpurIndia

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