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Table 1 Camp search intervention carried out by health services in Bangladesh, India and Nepal

From: Active case detection in national visceral leishmaniasis elimination programs in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal: feasibility, performance and costs

  Bangladesh India Nepal
No. of camps held 27 19 2
Mean no. of camp attendees$ (range) 12.9 (01 – 50) 11.8 (02 – 30) 29.5 (24 – 35)
% (No.) male 48% (168/349) 52.9% (119/225) 56% (33/59)
Mean (SD) age in years 27.4 (19.1) 33.1 (18.5) 33.8 (20.3)
Detection of VL    
- with splenomegaly 52% (183/349) 85.8% (193/225) 5% (3/59)
- rK39 test done 100% (183/183) 100% (193/193) 100% (3/3)
- rK39 positive 22% (40/183) 2.6% (5/193) 100% (3/3)
- referred for treatment 100% (40/40) 100% (5/5) 100% (3/3)
- completed treatment 33% (13/40) 100% (5/5) 100% (3/3)
- No. of new VL cases detected 40 5 3
- No. of new VL cases detected per camp 1.5 0.3 1.5
Detection of PKDL    
- with suspected skin lesions 5% (17/349) 2.2% (5/225) 0% (0/59)
- rK39 test done 100% (17/17) 100% (5/5) --
- rK39 test positive 82% (14/17) 20% (1/5) --
- referred for treatment 100% (14/14) 100% (1/1) --
- completed treatment 0% (0/14) 100% (1/1) --
- No. of new PKDL cases detected 14 1 0
- No. of new PKDL cases detected per camp 0.5 .05 0
No. of new cases (VL + PKDL) detected 54 6 3
No. of new cases detected per camp 2.0 0.32 1.5
  1. $Camp attendees with fever for more than 2 weeks or past case of VL with skin lesions.