visceral leishmaniasis

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visceral leishmaniasis

[′vis·ə·rəl ‚lēsh·mə′nī·ə·səs]
(medicine)
A severe, generalized, and often fatal infection, caused by any of three pathogenic hemoflagellates of the genus Leishmania, affecting organs rich in endothelial cells; accompanied by fever, spleen and liver enlargement, anemia, leukopenia, skin pigmentation, and changes in plasma protein.
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We have also bought disinfectants and fans, and drugs to treat black fever, which is a big killer here.
Two of the artists, Ektor Diaz and Rod Dillon, work in a group researching a disease called Kala Azar, Hindi for Black Fever, hence their name for their statue - Super' kalazar' banana.
Also known as visceral leishmaniasis, leishmania infection, Black Death, black fever, or Dumdum fever, Kala-azar is a chronic and typically fatal disease that attacks the liver, spleen, lymph nodes and bone marrow.