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IDRI Awarded Grant to Fight Visceral Leishmaniasis in Africa

New diagnostic and care management tools are urgently needed to fight one of the most neglected parasitic diseases.

SEATTLE -- IDRI (Infectious Disease Research Institute) today announced it has received a 3-year, $7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop new methods of diagnosis and care management for patients in Africa who are infected with Leishmania donovani -- the parasite that causes visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in the region.

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