a neglected disease of humans: a new focus of visceral leishmaniasis in bakool, somalia.visceral leishmaniasis (vl) was observed in children in bakool region, somalia, an area where vl has not been reported before. we describe the extent of the problem in this war- and famine-stricken area. a retrospective analysis was done of all cases admitted to a vl treatment centre between july 2000 and august 2001. patients with longstanding fever, splenomegaly and a positive direct agglutination test (dat; titre > 1:3200) were treated as suspected vl cases. a rapid epidemiological and entomo ...200316117959
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