A Series of Case Reports of Autochthonous Visceral Leishmaniasis, Mostly in Non-Endemic Hilly Areas of Nepal

Sher Bahadur Pun Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, Teku, Kathmandu; Everest International Clinics and Research Center, Kathmandu

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Kishor Pandey Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, Teku, Kathmandu; Everest International Clinics and Research Center, Kathmandu

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Rajesh Shah Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, Teku, Kathmandu; Everest International Clinics and Research Center, Kathmandu

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The government of Nepal has committed to eliminate visceral leishmaniasis (VL) by 2015. The expansion of VL into new areas would constitute a major obstacle to achieving this goal. We report a series of autochthonous VL cases from areas currently considered non-endemic, mostly in hilly regions of Nepal.

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* Address correspondence to Sher Bahadur Pun, Clinical Research Unit, Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, Teku, Kathmandu. E-mail: drsherbdr@yahoo.com

Authors' addresses: Sher Bahadur Pun and Rajesh Shah, Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal, E-mails: drsherbdr@yahoo.com and drrajesh2015@gmail.com. Kishor Pandey, Everest International Clinic and Research Center, Kathmandu, Nepal, E-mail: pandey_kishor@hotmail.com.

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