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Indian scientists find safe drug against kala azar

10 September 2012

KOLKATA: Indian scientists have found a safe orally-administered drug against kala azar, a disease that puts at risk an estimated 165.4 million people in Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.

Termed by WHO as a “neglected disease”, kala azhar or visceral leishmaniasis, the second-largest parasitic killer in the world after malaria, has proved resistant to most medicines.

………..Treatment of the disease was thus becoming more expensive, said Nahid Ali of the Infectious Diseases and Immunology Division at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB) here. ………..

Read more: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/277708/indian-scientists-find-safe-drug.html

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Written by csirindia

September 19, 2012 at 9:36 am

Posted in IICB

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