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Scientist has connected new virus related to Kala-azar.

TNPSC Current Affairs - October 2017 by TNPSC Guru
Scientist has found that new parasite Leptomonas seymouri may also responsible for Disease Kala-azar. Earlier Scientist believed that parasite Leishmania donovani is responsible for disease Kaa-azar. It was spread to humans by infected Sandfly.
About Kala-azar:
  • Kala-azar is also known as  Visceral leishmaniasis. It is a protozoan parasite of the Leishmania genus. 
  • The parasite directly affects the liver, spleen and bone marrow. If it is left untreated, will threat for the life.
  • The new discovery helps the scientist to develop a new treatment method and help to eradicate the disease.
  • The disease is an endemic to Indian Subcontinent including India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. India accounts almost half kala azar affected people in world. 

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