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Table 1 Epidemic situation of VL in the plain region

From: Historical experience in the elimination of visceral leishmaniasis in the plain region of Eastern and Central China

Province Year of survey Number of endemic counties/cities Prevalence rate (/10,000) Estimated number of cases (10,000)
Shandong [15] 1951 135 35.0 18.0
Jiangsu [16] 1951–1952 24 44.0 3.2
Anhui [16] 1951–1952 19 18.0 2.5
Shaanxi [17] 1952 44 46.0 4.0
Henan [18] 1951 79 50.0 12.2*
Hebei [19] 1950–1953 88 - **
Hubei [20] 1957 6 5.8 0.0508
  1. *In that year, there were 122 counties/cities with presence of VL and 180,000 estimated patients. Calculated by the average number of cases, there were at least 122,000 VL cases in 79 counties/cities in the plain region of the province.
  2. **Before the founding of the People’s Republic, there were about 100,000 VL cases [19].