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Kumari S, Rama A, Kesari S, Purkait B, Das P and Kumar V. Armature of genital atrium: An important tool of parity indicator and age grading in Phlebotomus argentipes (Diptera: Psychodide) the vctor of Indian Kala-azar. International Journal of Mosquito Research, 2016; 3(5):1-4.
Das S, Mandal R, Rabidas VN, Verma N, Pandey K, Ghosh AK, Kesari S, Kumar A, Purkait B, Lal CS and Das P. Chronic Arsenic Exposure and Risk of Post Kala-azar Dermal Leishmaniasis Development in India: A Retrospective Cohort Study. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016; 10(10): e0005060. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005060.
Pushpanjali, Thakur AK, Purkait B, Jamal F, Singh MK, Ahmed G, Bimal S, Kumar V, Singh SK, Keshri S, Das P, Narayan S. Direct evidence for role of anti-saliva antibodies against salivary gland homogenate of P. argentipes in modulation of protective Th1-immune response against Leishmania donovani. Cytokine. 2016; 86: 79-85. doi: 10.1016/j.cyto.2016.07.017. (Epub 2016 Jul 30).


Rama A, Kumar V, Kesari S, Singh VP and Das P. Monitoring Susceptibility Status of Phlebotomus argentipes (Diptera: Psychodidae) at Bihar (India) for the Procurement of Homozygous DDT Resistant ColonyJ Trop Dis. 2015; 3:4. doi: 10.4172/ 2329891X. 1000170. http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2329-891X.1000170



Kumar V, Shankar L, Rama A, Kesari S, Dinesh DS, Bhunia GS and Das P. Analyzing host preference behavior of Phlebotomus argentipes (Diptera:Psychodidae) under the Impact of Indoor Residual Spray. International Journal of Tropical Disease & Health. 2015; 7(2): 69-79.



Kumar V, Shankar L, Kesari S, Bhunia GS, Dinesh DS, Mandal R and Das P. Insecticide susceptibility of Phlebotomus argentipes & assessment of vector control in two districts of West Bengal, India. Indian J Med Res. 2015; 142(2): 211-215. doi: 10.4103/0971-5916.164260.



Rama A, Kumar V, Kesari S, Diensh DS and Das P. Exploring semiochemical based oviposition response of Phlebotomus argenitipes (Diptera: Psychodidae) towards pre-existing colony ingredients. IJMPS, 2014; 4(4): 35-46.



Das S, Matlashewski G, Bhunia GS, Kesari S, Das P. Asymptomatic Leishmania infections in northern India: a threat for the elimination programme? Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2014; 108(11): 679-684. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/tru146. (Epub 2014 Sep 9).



Kesari S, Mandal R, Bhunia GS, Kumar V and Das P. Spatial distribution of P. argentipes in association with agricultural surrounding environment in North Bihar, India. J Infect Dev Ctries. 2014; 8(3): 358-364. doi: 10.3855/jidc.3353.



Dinesh DS, Kumar V, Kesari S and Das P. Mites and spiders act as biological control agent to sand flies. Asian Pac J Trop Dis. 2014; 4(Suppl 1): S463-S466.



Kumar V, Rama A, Kesari S, Bhunia GS, Singh DS, and Das P. Oviposition behaviour of Phlebotomus argentipes – A laboratory-based study. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2013; 108(8): 1065-1067.



Kumar V, Kesari S, Chowdhury R, Kumar S, Sinha G, Hussain S, Huda MM, Kroeger A and Das P. User friendliness, efficiency & spray quality of stirrup pumps versus hand compression pumps for indoor residual spraying. Indian J Med Res. 2013; 138(2): 239-243.



Kesari S, Bhunia GS, Chatterjee N, Kumar V, Mandal R and Das P. Appraisal of Phlebotomus argentipes habitat suitability using a remotely sensed index in the kala-azar endemic focus of Bihar, India. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2013; 108(2): 197-204.



Bhunia GS, Kesari S, Chatterjee N, Kumar V and Das P. Spatial and temporal variation and hotspot detection of kala-azar disease in Vaishali district (Bihar), India. BMC Infect Dis. 2013; 13: 64. (doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-13-64).



Bhunia GS, Kesari S, Chatterjee N, Kumar V and Das P. The burden of visceral leishmaniasis in India: Challenges in using Remote Sensing and GIS to understand and control. ISRN Infectious Diseases 2013 (2013), Article ID 675846, (http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2013/675846).



Bhunia GS, Kesari S, Chatterjee N, Mandal R, Kumar V and Das P. Seasonal relationship between normalized difference vegetation index and abundance of the Phlebotomus kala-azar vector in an endemic focus in Bihar, India. Geospat Health. 2012; 7(1): 51-62.



Kumar V, Krishnakumari B, Kesari S, Kumari K, Kumar R, Ranjan A and Das P. Preliminary observations on the female bahavior of the Indian sandfly vector, Phlebotomus argentipes (Diptera: Psychodidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 2012; 105(2): 201-205.


Bhunia GS, Kesari S, Chatterjee N, Kumar V and Das P. Telehealth: a perspective approach for visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar) control in India. Pathogens and Global Health, 2012; 106(3): 150-158. (doi: 10.1179/2047773212Y.0000000014).



Bhunia GS, Chatterjee N,  Kumar V, Siddiqui NA, Mandal R, Das P and Kesari S. Delimitation of kala-azar risk areas in the district of Vaishali in Bihar (India) using a geo-environmental approach. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro. 2012; 107(5): 609-620.


Bhunia GS, Kesari S, Chatterjee N, Kumar V and Das P. Localization of kala-azar in the endemic region of Bihar, India based on land use/land cover assessment at different scales. Geospatial Health. 2012; 6(2): 177-193.


Bhunia GS, Kesari S, Chatterjee N, Pal DK, Kumar V, Ranjan A and Das P. Incidence of visceral leishmaniasis in the Vaishali district of Bihar, India: spatial patterns and role of inland water bodies. Geospat Health, 2011; 5(2): 205-215.



Kesari S, Bhunia GS, Kumar V, Jeyaram A, Ranjan A and Das P. A comparative evaluation of endemic and non-endemic region of visceral leishmaniasis (Kala-azar) in India with ground survey and space technology. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz., 2011; 106(5): 515-523.



Kumar V, Kesari S, Kumari K, Krishnakumari B, Venugopalan R, Das P. Comparison of In Vivo Host Animals as Blood-Feeding Source for Laboratory Rearing of the Sandfly Vector Phlebotomus argentipes (Diptera: Psychodidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 2011; 104(3): 429-433.



Bhunia GS, Dikhit MR, Kesari S, Sahoo GC and Das P. Role of remote sensing, GIS and Bio-informatics in Kala-azar Epidemiology. Journal of Biomedical Research, 2011; 25(6): 1-12.



Picado A, Das ML, Kumar V, Kesari S, Dinesh DS, Roy L, Rijal S, Das P, Rowland M, Sundar S, Coosemans M, Boelaert M and Davies CR. Effect of village-wide use of long-lasting insecticidal nets on visceral Leishmaniasis vectors in India and Nepal: a cluster randomized trial. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2010; 4(1): e587.



Bhunia GS, Kesari S, Jeyaram A, Kumar V and Das P. Influence of topography on the endemicity of Kala-azar: a study based on remote sensing and geographical information system. Geospat Health, 2010; 4(2): 155-165.



Bhunia GS, Kumar V, Kumar AJ, Das P and Kesari S. The use of remote sensing in the identification of the eco–environmental factors associated with the risk of human visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar) on the Gangetic plain, in north–eastern India. Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology, 2010; 104(1): 35–53.



Kesari S, Bhunia GS, Kumar V, Jeyaram A, Ranjan A and Das P. Study of house-level risk factors associated in the transmission of Indian Kala-azar. Parasit Vectors, 2010; 12: 3: 94.



Topno RK, Das VN, Ranjan A, Pandey K, Singh D, Kumar N, Siddiqui NA, Singh VP, Kesari S, Kumar N, Bimal S, Kumar AJ, Meena C, Kumar R and Das P. Asymptomatic infection with visceral leishmaniasis in a disease-endemic area in bihar, India. Am J Trop Med Hyg, 2010; 83(3): 502-506.



Kumar V, Kesari S, Kumar AJ, Dinesh DS, Ranjan A, Prasad M, Sinha NK, Kumar R and Das P. Vector density and the control of kala-azar in Bihar, India. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz, 2009; 104(7): 1019-1022.



Kumar V, Kesari S, Dinesh DS, Tiwari AK, Kumar AJ, Kumar R, Singh VP and Das P. A report on the indoor residual spraying (IRS) in the control of Phlebotomus argentipes, the vector of visceral leishmaniasis in Bihar (India): an initiative towards total elimination targeting 2015 (Series-1). J Vector Borne Dis, 2009; 46(3): 225-229.



Picado A, Kumar V, Das M, Burniston I, Roy L, Suman R, Diensh D, Coosemans M, Sundar S, Kesari S, Boelaert M, Davies C and Cameron M. Effect of untreated bed nets on blood-fed Phlebotomus argentipes in kala-azar endemic foci in Nepal and India. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 2009; 104(8): 1183-1186.



Dinesh DS, Singh A, Kumar V, Kesari S, Kumar AJ, Kishore K, Roy SP, Bhattacharya SK and Das P. Emergence periodicity of Phlebotomus argentipes annandale and brunette (Diptera: psychodidae): A laboratory study. J Parasitic Dis, 2009; 33(1&2): 23-27.



Kesari S, Kumar V, Palit A, Kishore K, Das VNR, Das P, and Bhattacharya SK. Localilized Foci of kala-azar in a Village of Chandi PHC (Nalanda District ), Journal of Communucable Diseases, 2009; 41(3) 211-214.



Dinesh DS, Kumar V, Kesari S, Kumar AJ and Das P. Is Phlebotomus argentipesAnnandale and Brunetti (Diptera: Psychodidae) autogenous?. J Vector Borne Dis, 2008; 45(2): 174-175.



Kishore K, Kumar V, Kesari S, Dinesh DS, Kumar AJ, Das P and Bhattacharya SK. Vector control in leishmaniasis. Indian J Med Res, 2006; 123(3): 467-472.



Kumar V, Bimal S, Kesari S, Kumar AJ, Bagchi AK, Akbar MA, Kishore K, Bhattacharya SK and Das P. Evaluation of a dot-imunoblot assay for detecting leishmanial antigen in naturally infected Phlebotomus argentipes (Diptera: sychodidae). Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2005; 99(4): 371-376.



Kishore K, Kumar V, Kesari S, Bhattacharya SK and Das P. Susceptibility of Phlebotomus argentipes against DDT in endemic districts of North Bihar, India. The Journal of Communicable Diseases, 2004; 36(1): 41-44.



Kishore K, Palit A, Kumar V, Kesari S, Kumar SS, Kar SK. An entomological study of Indian kala-azar with reference to the factors influencing the transmission in endemic villages of Bihar. Journal of Parasitic Disease, 2002; 24(2): 171-174.



Kishore K, Kumar V, Lal CS, Kesari SK, Das P and Bhattacharya SK. Estimation of efficacy of malathion (SRES) against phlebotomus argentipes the vector of Indian kala-azar, with the help of bioassay and HPLC analysis. Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 2002; 20: 13.



Kesari S, Kishore K, Palit A, Kumar V, Roy MS, Sivakumar S and Kar SK.   An entomological field evaluation of larval biology of sandfly in Kala-azar endemic focus of Bihar--exploration of larval control tool. Journal of Communicable Diseases, 2000; 32(4): 284-288.



Palit A, Kesari S, Kishore K, Kumar V, Dinesh DS, Ranjan A, Verma RB and Kar SK. Life budget analysis of phlebotomus papatasiscopoli (Diptera: psychodisae)a suspected vector of kala-azar in India. Journal of Parasitic Disease, 2000; 24: 87-88.



Palit A, Kishore K, Kesari S, Kumar V, Ranjan A, Lal CS and Kar SK.  Studies on host preference of two species of Phlebotomus flies, Phlebotomus argentipes and Phlebotomus papatasi (Diptera :Psychodidae) in Bihar, India. Journal of Parasitic Diseases, 1999; 23(1): 117.



Kumar V, Kesari SK, Sinha NK, Palit A, Ranjan A, Kishore K, Saran R and Kar SK. Field trial of an ecological approach for the control of Phlebotomus argentipes using mud & lime plaster. Indian Journal of Medical Research, 1995; 101: 154-156.



Palit A, Kesari S, Ranjan A and Kishore K.  Mating aggregation of Phlebotomus argentipes in animal host in India. Indian Journal of Parasitology, 1993; 17(1): 11-13.



Kesari S, Palit A and Kishore K. Study of breeding habitats of sandflies--preliminary approach. Journal of Communicable Diseases, 1992; 24(1): 62-63.



Kesari S, Palit A, and Kishore K. Population fluctuations in sandflies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in relation to various ecological conditions in endemic area of Patna District (Bihar). MENDAL, 1990; 7(3&4): 409-410.



Palit A, Kesari S and Sen AB. Vectorial competence of Phlebotomus sandflies to Indian starin of leishmania donovani - an experimental study. MENDAL, 1988; 5 (3&4): 183-186.



Palit A, Kesari S and Sen AB. Oviposition behaviour of Phlebotomus argentipes (Diptera : Psychodidae) in different photo-periods. MENDAL, 1988; 5(1&2): 29-33.