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Monday
Dec172012

SUDAN: Fatal Neglect, the disease Kala Azar

Three decades ago, a mystery disease spread throughout Sudan and what is now South Sudan, decimating communities, sewing fear and killing scores. It turned out to be kala azar—a disease spread by the bite of a sandfly, and as this video showes, can be fatal if not treated. Doctors Without Borders began caring for kala azar patients during that epidemic and has continued to do so through the present day, in both Sudan and South Sudan, and in other East African nations where the disease appears, as well as in South Asia.