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An introduction to Kala Azar with MSF


MSF Doctor Koert Ritmeijer explains the basics about kala azar: how it is contracted, symptons and treatment.

Largely unknown in the developed world, kala azar is a parasitic disease that affects more than 12 million people worldwide. Kala azar is particularly prevalent in some areas of India, Nepal, Bangladesh and East Africa. If left untreated, it is fatal.