American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A chronic, often fatal disease occurring chiefly in Asia, caused by the protozoan parasite (Leishmania donovani) and characterized by irregular fever, enlargement of the spleen and liver, and emaciation.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. ‘The black sickness’; a fever of India marked by an intermittent or remittent stage and a stage of continued fever, with progressive anemia, prostration, and dropsy.
- n. leishmaniasis of the viscera
- Urdu kālā āzār : kālā, black (from Sanskrit kāla-; see Kali) + āzār, disease (from Persian, from Middle Persian, pain, torment, from āzārdan, āzār-, to torment : ā-, to + -zār-, to make angry). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“More than two million children are at risk of malaria and kala-azar in famine stricken Africa.”
“Malaria and filariasis are spread by mosquitoes, sleeping sickness by tsetse flies, kala-azar by sand flies, river blindness by black flies.”
“This seems to be the case for cholera, kala-azar, and schistosomiasis, which did not become established in the Amazonian forest ecosystem (medium certainty).”
“These trials do not cover the drug related to tropical disease such as kala-azar, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Filaria, Dengue, Chucken Gunea, which are the major problems of the third world countries.”
“An historical review of malaria, kala-azar and filariasis in Bangladesh in relation to the Flood Action Plan.”
“Visceral leishmaniasis, also known as kala-azar, is an acute, often deadly form of the disease resulting from parasites multiplying in the spleen, liver and bone marrow.”
“The proximity between humans and livestock is emphasized in this slide showing a kala-azar (visceral leishmaniasis) affected household in northern India.”
“Some forms of the disease cause damage inside the body (visceral leishmaniasis, kala-azar, dumdum fever).”
“The dreaded sleeping-sickness of Africa comes through the bites of a small fly; the bedbug is believed to be the means of conveying a frightful disease known as kala-azar, and the house-fly often brings to us the germs that produce typhoid fever, dysentery, and probably other diseases as well.”
“Hundreds in West Bengal district afflicted with kala-azar”
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