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Siddiqui NA, Rabidas VN, Sinha SK, Verma RB, Pandey K, Singh VP, Ranjan A, Topno RK, Lal CS, Kumar V, Sahoo GC, Sridhar S, Pandey A and Das P. Snowball Vs. House-to-House Technique for Measuring Annual Incidence of Kala-azar in the Higher Endemic Blocks of Bihar, India: A Comparison. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016; 10(9): e0004970. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004970.


Rama A, Das P and Kumar V. Chemico-analysis of semiochemical compounds from pre-existing colony components influencing oviposition in Phlebotomus argentipes (Diptera: Psychodidae). Int. J. Adv. Res., 2016; 4(9): 2099-105.



Mondal D, Das ML, Kumar V, Huda MM, Das P, Ghosh D, Priyanka J, Matlashewski G, Kroeger A, Upfill-Brown A and Chowdhury R. Efficacy, Safety and Cost of Insecticide Treated Wall Lining, Insecticide Treated Bed Nets and Indoor Wall Wash with Lime for Visceral Leishmaniasis Vector Control in the Indian Sub-continent: A Multi-country Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Aug 17;10(8):e0004932. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004932.


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.



Huda MM, Kumar V, Das ML, Ghosh D, Priyanka J, Das P, Alim A, Matlashewski G, Kroeger A, Alfonso-Sierra E and Mondal D. Entomological efficacy of durable wall lining with reduced wall surface coverage for strengthening visceral leishmaniasis vector control in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. BMC Infect Dis. 2016; 16(1):539.


Das VN, Pandey RN, Siddiqui NA, Chapman LA, Kumar V, Pandey K, Matlashewski G and Das P. Longitudinal Study of Transmission in Households with Visceral Leishmaniasis, Asymptomatic Infections and PKDL in Highly Endemic Villages in Bihar, India. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016; 10(12): e0005196. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005196.


Chowdhury R, Kumar V, Mondal D, Das ML, Das P, Dash AP and Kroeger A. Implication of vector characteristics of Phlebotomus argentipes in the kala-azar elimination programme in the Indian sub-continent. Pathog Glob Health. 2016; 110(3): 87-96. doi: 10.1080/20477724.2016.1180775.


Das VN, Pandey RN, Kumar V, Pandey K, Siddiqui NA, Verma RB, Matlashewski G and Das P. Repeated training of accredited social health activists (ASHAs) for improved detection of visceral leishmaniasis cases in Bihar, India. Pathog Glob Health. 2016; 110(1): 33-35. doi: 10.1080/20477724.2016.1156902.


Ismail HM, Kumar V, Singh RP, Williams C, Shivam P, Ghosh A, Deb R, Foster GM, Hemingway J, Coleman M, Coleman M, Das P and Paine MJ. Development of a Simple Dipstick Assay for Operational Monitoring of DDT. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016; 10(1):e0004324. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004324.


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.


Hassan F, Dinesh DS, Purkait B, Kumari S, Kumar V and Das P. Bio-Chemical Characterization of detoxifying enzymes in DDT resistant field isolates of Phlebotomus argentipes in Bihar, India. International Journal of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences (IJMPS).2015; 5(2): 23-32.



Coleman M, Foster GM, Deb R, Pratap Singh R, Ismail HM, Shivam P, Ghosh AK, Dunkley S, Kumar V, Coleman M, Hemingway J, Paine MJ and Das P. DDT-based indoor residual spraying suboptimal for visceral leishmaniasis elimination in India. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015; 112(28): 8573-8578. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1507782112. (Epub 2015 Jun 29).


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.


Kumari S, Hassan F, Kumar V, Kumar J, Pandit V, Rama A, Kumari N, Das P and Dinesh DS. Evaluation of toxic effect of plant extracts having insecticidal effect to sandfly. Elixir Appl Botany, 2014; 75: 27845-27848.


Dinesh DS, Kumar V and Das P. Infestation of nematodes in Phlebotomus argenitpes Annandale and Brunetti (Diptera: Psycodidae), Bihar, India. Global J Med Res Dis., 2013; 13(6): 7-9.



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.



Dinesh DS, Kumari S, Kumar V and Das P. The potentiality of botanicals and their products as an alternative to chemical insecticides to sandflies (Diptera: Psychodidae): a review. J Vector Borne Dis. 2014; 51(1): 1-7.


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.


Bimal S, Sinha S, Singh SK, Narayan S, Kumar V, Verma N, Ranjan A, Sinha PK, Das VN, Pandey K, Kar SK and Das P. Leishmania donovani: CD2 biased immune response skews the SAG mediated therapy for a predominant Th1 response in experimental infection. Exp Parasitol. 2012; 131(3): 274-282. (Epub 2012 May 10).


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.



Dinesh DS, Kumar AJ, Kumar V, Ranjan A and Das P. Fecundity and life table of different morphotypes of Phlebotomus argentipes (Diptera: Psychodidae). Journal of Parasitic Diseases, 2011; DOI: 10.1007/s12639-011-0035-6.



Clements MF, Gidwani K, Kumar R, Hostomska J, Dinesh DS, Kumar V, Das P, Müller I, Hamilton G, Volfova V, Boelaert M, Das M, Rijal S, Picado A, Volf P, Sundar S, Davies CR and Rogers ME. Measurement of recent exposure to Phlebotomus argentipes, the vector of Indian visceral Leishmaniasis, by using human antibody responses to sand fly saliva. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010; 82(5): 801-807.


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.


Picado A, Das ML, Kumar V, Dinesh DS, Rijal S, Singh SP, Das P, Coosemans M, Boelaert M and Davies C. Phlebotomus argentipes Seasonal Patterns in India and Nepal. Journal of Medical Entomology, 2010; 47(2):283-286.


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.


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.


Joshi AB, Das ML, Akhter S, Chowdhury R, Mondal D, Kumar V, Das P, Kroeger A, Boelaert M and Petzold M. Chemical and environmental vector control as a contribution to the elimination of visceral leishmaniasis on the Indian subcontinent: cluster randomized controlled trials in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. BMC Med, 2009; 7: 54.


Khan AM, Pandey K, Kumar V, Dutta P, Das P and Mahanta J. Sample survey for indigenous cases of kala-azar in Assam by rk39 dipstick test. Indian J Med Res, 2009; 129(3): 327-328.


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.


Das M, Banjara M, Chowdhury R, Kumar V, Rijal S, Joshi A, Akhter S, Das P and Kroeger A. Visceral leishmaniasis on the Indian sub-continent: a multi-centre study of the costs of three interventions for the control of the sandfly vector, Phlebotomus argentipes. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2008; 102(8): 729-741.


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.


Lal CS, Kumar V, Ranjan A, Das VN, Kumar N, Kishore K and Bhattacharya SK. Evaluation of Cholinesterase level in an endemic population exposed to Malathion Suspension Formulation as a vector control measure. Memorias Do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 2004; 99(2): 219-221.


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.


Keasari S, Palit A, Kishore K, Kumar V, Kumar SS and Kar SK. Study on development and survival of phlebotomus argentipes under simulated natural condition. Journal of Parasitic Disease, 2002; 24(2): 175-177.


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.



Kumar V, Kishore K, Palit A, Keshari S, Sharma MC, Das VN, Shivakumar S, Roy MS, Sinha NK, Prasad M and Kar SK. Vectorial efficacy of Phlebotomus argentipes in Kala-azar endemic foci of Bihar (India) under natural and artificial conditions. J Commun Dis,2001; 33(2): 102-109.


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.


Kumar V, Bimal S, Kishore K, Palit A. and Saran R. Studies on vector-host relationship in Visceral Leishmaniasis: An Immunological Profile. Indian Journal of Parasitology, 1993; 17(1): 27-28.



Kumar V, Kishore K, Palit A and Saran R. Study of species composition seasonal distribution and habitat of sand flies in the endemic sprayed with DDT and endemic but not sprayed area of Patna district, Bihar.Indian Journal of Parasitology, 1993; 17(2): 141-146.



Kumar V, Kishore K, Palit A and Saran R. A study of species composition, seasonal distribution and habitat of sandflies in the endemic but sprayed area of Patna district, Bihar. Indian Journal of Parasitology, 1992; 16: 47-49.



Kumar V and Kishore K.  A preliminary observation on larval diapause of Phlebotomus argentipes (Diptera: Psychodidae). Journal of Communicable Diseases, 1991; 23(2): 165-166.


Kumar V, Kishore K and Sen AB. Experimental studies on diapause in phlebotomus papatasi (Diptera:Psychodidae). Indian Journal of Parasitology, 1991; 15(1): 13-17.



Kumar V and Kishore K. The effect of temprature, light and darkness on the growth rate and viability of the eggs of Phlebotomus Papatasi (Diptera:Psychodidae ) and its ecological significance. Indian journal of Parasitology, 1990; 14(2): 115-119.



Kumar V, Roy MS, Sinha N K, Prasad M, Bimal S and Kishore K. Study of host preference of Phlebotomus argentipes of Patna district, Bihar. MENDAL, 1990; 7(3-4): 399-401.



Kumar V, Sinha NK and Kishore K. Productivity and minimum developmental times of Laboratory reared P. papatasi (Diptera). Indian journal of Parasitoloy, 1989; 13(2): 307-310.