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The role of case proximity in transmission of visceral leishmaniasis in a highly endemic village in Bangladesh

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Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is characterised by a high degree of spatial clustering at all scales, and this feature remains even with successful control measures. VL is targeted for elimination as a public health problem in the Indian subcontinent by 2020, and incidence has been falling rapidly since 2011. Current control is based on early diagnosis and treatment of clinical cases, and blanket indoor residual spraying of insecticide (IRS) in endemic villages to kill th...

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10.1371/journal.pntd.0006453

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ORCID:
0000-0001-7727-7102
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0000-0002-7902-2178
Spencer, SEF More by this author
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0000-0002-3436-6487
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0000-0003-2198-7900
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
10
Pages:
e0006453
Publication date:
2018-10-08
Acceptance date:
2018-04-13
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EISSN:
1935-2735
ISSN:
1935-2727
Pubs id:
pubs:928732
URN:
uri:0f9404df-8e27-4693-adf2-3806d8077b65
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uuid:0f9404df-8e27-4693-adf2-3806d8077b65
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pubs:928732
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