AIIMS team claims kala-azar breakthrough
In what could be seen as a medical breakthrough, the clinical microbiology department of AIIMS on Friday claimed to have isolated the parasite of kala-azar from goat blood. The finding assumes significance because of the belief that humans act as reservoir for kala-azar, also known as black fever, and it is spread through sandflies. The disease is responsible for hundreds of death in states like UP and Bihar. It causes unremitting fever and darkening of the skin....
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