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  • Elimination of lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem from the Arab Republic of Egypt. [Review]
    Acta Trop 2019; 199:105121Ramzy RMR, Kamal HA, … Haggag AA
  • Lymphatic filariasis (LF) has been known in Egypt since ancient times. By 1930s it was recognized to be a major public health problem in the Nile Delta, and to be caused by Wuchereria bancrofti and transmitted by Culex pipiens. Remarkably, as a result of widespread DEC treatment and intensive vector control by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), the infection rate of LF declined in the …
  • Strategies to Control Human Lymphatic Filarial Infection: Tweaking Host's Immune System. [Journal Article]
    Curr Top Med Chem 2019Murthy PK
  • Human lymphatic filariasis (LF), a parasitic infection caused by the nematodes Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi and B. timori, and transmitted by mosquito, results in a debilitating disease commonly identified as 'elephantiasis'. LF affects millions of people in India and several other tropical and sub-tropical countries imposing huge economic burden on governments due to disability associated…
  • How Thailand eliminated lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem. [Journal Article]
    Infect Dis Poverty 2019; 8(1):38Rojanapanus S, Toothong T, … Ramaiah KD
  • CONCLUSIONS: Thailand over the years 2002 to 2011 conducted extensive MDA with high coverage rates. Through periodic and regular monitoring surveys it delineated LF transmission areas at sub-village level and demonstrated through its evaluation surveys - the Stop-MDA surveys and TAS, below transmission threshold rates that enabled its validation of LF elimination. In September 2017, World Health Organization acknowledged the Ministry of Health Thailand had eliminated lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem.
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