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Reducing Visceral Leishmaniasis by Insecticide Impregnation of Bed-Nets, Bangladesh

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Mondal, Dinesh, Huda, M. Mamun, Karmoker, Mithun Kumar, Ghosh, Debashis, Matlashewski, Greg, Nabi, Shah Golam and Kroeger, Axel (2013) 'Reducing Visceral Leishmaniasis by Insecticide Impregnation of Bed-Nets, Bangladesh'. Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol 19, Issue 7, pp. 1131-1134.

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Abstract

The effect of insecticide-treated materials on reducing visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is disputable. In Bangladesh, we evaluated the effect of a community-based intervention with insecticide impregnation of existing bed-nets in reducing VL incidence. This intervention reduced VL by 66.5%. Widespread bed-net impregnation with slow-release insecticide may control VL in Bangladesh.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 110 Prevention and control of communicable diseases. Transmission of infectious diseases
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 240 Disinfection. Disinfestation. Pesticides (including diseases caused by)
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 715 Visceral leishmaniasis
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > International Public Health Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1907.120932
Depositing User: Rachel Dominguez
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2014 10:48
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:07
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/3724

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