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Kala-Azar In Western Upper Nile Province In The Southern Sudan And Its Spread To A Nomadic Tribe From The North

Kala-Azar In Western Upper Nile Province In The Southern Sudan And Its Spread To A Nomadic Tribe From The North

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dc.contributor.author Elhassan, Ahmed M
dc.contributor.author Hashim, F.A
dc.contributor.author Ali, M.Siddig
dc.contributor.author ..., etal
dc.date 1993
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-25T07:57:12Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-25T07:57:12Z
dc.date.issued 2015-11-25
dc.date.submitted 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/17275
dc.description.abstract Since the start in 1988 of the present epidemic of kala-azar (visceral leishmaniasis) in western Upper Nile state in southern Sudan, the epidemiology of the disease in all parts of the Sudan where kala-azar has been reported was reassessed by the Leishmaniasis Research Group in Khartoum. In this paper, the spread of the epidemic is described among a nomadic tribe originating from southern Kordofan state, who migrate every year with their cattle to the Bentiu area in western Upper Nile state where the epidemic is still raging. 200 cases from this tribe were seen in Khartoum; another 56 cases were found during a field trip to the area. In addition, the Bentiu area was visited, where 301 cases were under treatment and another 52 of 1120 individuals screened were confirmed parasitologically. 20 cases of post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis were found. Parasites isolated from the nomadic tribe were of the same zymodeme as parasites isolated previously from the Nuer in western Upper Nile. The epidemiological findings in each state are discussed in relation to the tribes that were affected and the ecology of the area. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Oxford Journals en_US
dc.subject north en_US
dc.subject Nile en_US
dc.subject Sudan en_US
dc.title Kala-Azar In Western Upper Nile Province In The Southern Sudan And Its Spread To A Nomadic Tribe From The North en_US
dc.type Publication en_US
dc.Faculty Endemic Diseases en_US

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