Endpoints for Lymphatic Filariasis Programs
Published Date:Apr 2007
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 13(4):608-610.
Drug Therapy, Combination
Mass Drug Administration
Description:In 2000, annual mass administration of diethlycarbamazine and albendazole began in Leogane Commune, Haiti, to interrupt transmission of lymphatic filariasis (LF). After 5 years of treatment, microfilaremia, antigenemia, and mosquito infection rates were significantly reduced, but LF transmission was not interrupted. These finding have implications for other LF elimination programs.
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