Domestic Animals and Epidemiology of Visceral Leishmaniasis, Nepal
Narayan Raj Bhattarai, Gert Van der Auwera, Suman Rijal, Albert Picado, Niko Speybroeck, Basudha Khanal, Simonne De Doncker, Murari Lal Das, Bart Ostyn, Clive Davies1, Marc Coosemans, Dirk Berkvens, Marleen Boelaert, and Jean-Claude Dujardin
Author affiliations: B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal (N.R. Bhattarai, S. Rijal, B. Khanal, M.L. Das); Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium (N.R. Bhattarai, G. Van der Auwera, N. Speybroeck, S. De Doncker, B. Ostyn, M. Coosemans, D. Berkvens, M. Boelaert, J.-C. Dujardin); London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK (A. Picado, C. Davies); Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium (N.R. Bhattarai); University of Antwerp, Antwerp (M. Coosemans, J.-C. Dujardin); Prins Leopold Institute, Antwerp (J.-C. Dujardin); 1Deceased. This article is dedicated to his memory.
Figure 1. A) Visceral leishmaniasis–endemic area (red) of Nepal under study by KALANET project (www.kalanetproject.org); B) satellite picture of Dharan-17, Nepal. Copyrights 2009 Google Image; 2009 DigitalGlobe; 2009 Europa Technologies; and 2009 Mapabc.com.
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