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An outbreak investigation of visceral leishmaniasis among residents of Dharan town, eastern Nepal, evidence for urban transmission of Leishmania donovani

  • Surendra Uranw1, 2Email author,
  • Epco Hasker2,
  • Lalita Roy1,
  • Filip Meheus2,
  • Murari Lal Das1,
  • Narayan Raj Bhattarai1,
  • Suman Rijal1 and
  • Marleen Boelaert2
BMC Infectious Diseases201313:21

Received: 15 June 2012

Accepted: 14 January 2013

Published: 18 January 2013

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Original Submission
15 Jun 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
26 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Malcolm Duthie
21 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - LABRINI ATHANASIOU
14 Dec 2012 Author responded Author comments - Surendra Uranw
Resubmission - Version 2
14 Dec 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
14 Jan 2013 Editorially accepted
18 Jan 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2334-13-21

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Authors’ Affiliations

B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Ghopa, Nepal
Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium