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Volume 16, Number 2—February 2010

Research

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 DujardinComments to Author 
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.

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Table 2

Distribution of Leishmania spp.–negative cases of visceral leishmaniasis among clusters, Nepal, September 2007–February 2008*

Cluster No. animals No. humans
C1 1 1
C2 9 2
C3 2 1
C4 1 4
C5 1 1
C6 3 1
C7 3 1
C8 6 2
Out of cluster 1 4

*Cluster group of households situated near (<30 m) each other and in which Leishmania spp.–negative animals or humans were encountered.

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