ASTMH 2019

68th Annual Meeting

20-24 November 2019
National Harbor, USA

  • Symposium on tools to accelerate elimination of onchocerciasis
  • Presentations on onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, leishmaniasis, clinical trials, and Chagas disease.

Patients treated for visceral leishmaniasis can still transmit the disease even after completing treatment, study shows

Geneva/New Delhi – 22 July 2019
Results show that a skin condition known as post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) could be a threat to elimination of leishmaniasis in South Asia
The results of an innovative “infectivity” study conducted by DNDi and the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh confirm that people successfully treated for visceral leishmaniasis in South Asia can still infect others if they develop a skin condition known as PKDL.