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WHAT IS THE EXTENT OF PROBLEM OF KALA-AZAR IN INDIA?

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  • Endemic in eastern States of India namely Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal
  • 54 districts endemic; sporadic cases reported from a few other districts
  • Estimated165.4 million population at risk in 4 states
  • Mostly poor socio-economic groups of population primarily living in rural areas are affected
kala-azar affected map