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Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Jul;19(7):1131-4. doi: 10.3201/eid1907.120932.

Reducing visceral leishmaniasis by insecticide impregnation of bed-nets, Bangladesh.

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International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh. din63d@icddrb.org

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.

KEYWORDS:

Bangladesh; Leishmania spp.; bed-net impregnation; insecticides; parasites; sandflies; vector control; vector-borne infections; visceral leishmaniasis

PMID:
23764246
PMCID:
PMC3713966
DOI:
10.3201/eid1907.120932
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