Assessment of the situation related to visceral leishmaniases (VL) in Tajikistan

May–September 2012

WHO made an assessment of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in natural and recently recognized VL focuses in the Penjikent and Darvaz districts of Tajikistan. The study targeted children aged under 14 years and patients in 2 hospitals in Kalaihumb district and Penjikent town who were aged over 14 years and had signs of VL disease. The project staff made household visits, during which they surveyed children, and interviewed their parents.