by Zjilstra E. Bulletin of the Netherlands Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health 2020:17-18.
Summary: Visceral leishmaniasis continues to be an important neglected tropical disease despite considerable progress in understanding the pathophysiology and improved management. This review explains that in Asia, although the control programme seems successful so far, the role of PKDL and asymptomatic infection needs to be clarified. Visceral leishmaniasis control in Africa, however, is problematic. Health authorities in areas nonendemic for visceral leishmaniasis need to remain vigilant for imported disease in view of increased migration and travel.