End in sight
Recently, Indian scientists figured out reasons for the parasite that causes kala azar or visceral leishmaniasis to become drug-resistant. In 1997, Down To Earth had reported about another development on kala azar. kThanks to a new formulation, the treatment of kala azar may become quicker, safer and more effectivey (Conquering kala azar, 1-15 August, 1997). From formulating effective drugs to a solution to drugresistant kala azar, India sure has come a long way on the disease.