Investments in research and surveillance are needed to go beyond elimination and stop transmission of Leishmania in the Indian subcontinent

by Olliaro P, Shamsuzzaman TAKM, Marasini B, Dhariwal AC, Be-Nazir A, Mondal D, Banjara MR, Das P, Sundar S, Rijal S, Arana B, Alvar J, Argaw D, Peeling RW, Kroeger A, Matlashewski G. PLOS Negl Trop Dis 2017, doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0005190.

Summary: This paper discusses the progress made to date in the Kala-azar Elimination Programme in the Indian subcontinent and challenges in maintaining this progress. Aspects include diagnostic tests, shortcomings of current treatments, development of better new treatments and the factors that should be considered in the development of a vaccine.

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