Kala-azar in pregnancy in Mymensingh, Bangladesh: a social autopsy

Rahman, Kazi Mizanur, Olsen, Anna, Harley, David, Butler, Colin D., Mondal, Dinesh, Luby, Stephen P., and Sleigh, Adrian C. (2014) Kala-azar in pregnancy in Mymensingh, Bangladesh: a social autopsy. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 8 (5). e2710.

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Abstract

Kala-azar, meaning “black-fever,” is the local term in South Asia for visceral leishmaniasis. Kala-azar is targeted for elimination from South Asia by 2015. The control programme aims to reduce the annual incidence to less than one per 10,000 people [1]. The disease is usually fatal if untreated [1], and the case fatality rate is higher among women than men [2], [3]. Kala-azar among pregnant women places the foetus and mother at high risk of fatal outcomes [4], [5]. Moreover, women experience longer delays than men in seeking care and treatment for kala-azar, a problem well documented in Bangladesh [2]. Few studies have explored the personal and social dimensions of kala-azar, and even fewer have addressed the issues faced by women in pregnancy [2].

Item ID: 54251
Item Type: Article (Case Study)
ISSN: 1935-2735
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2014 Rahman et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Funders: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research
Projects and Grants: Core Research Fund - New Researcher Award
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2019 03:53
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111712 Health Promotion @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111711 Health Information Systems (incl Surveillance) @ 30%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111717 Primary Health Care @ 20%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920401 Behaviour and Health @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920413 Social Structure and Health @ 50%
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