A Framework for Decision-Making for Mass Distribution of Mectizan® in Areas Endemic for Loa loa

@article{Addiss2003AFF,
  title={A Framework for Decision-Making for Mass Distribution of Mectizan® in Areas Endemic for Loa loa},
  author={David G Addiss and Richard D. Rheingans and Nana A. Y. Twum-Danso and Folarinwa Olorunleke Richards},
  journal={Filaria Journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={2},
  pages={S9 - S9}
}
BACKGROUND: The occurrence of Loa loa encephalopathy following mass treatment of onchocerciasis with Mectizan(R) has adversely affected onchocerciasis control efforts in central Africa. Persons with very high densities of L. loa microfilaremia are at increased risk of encephalopathy, but little is known about the geographic distribution of these persons within central Africa. RAPLOA, a new technique that correlates the proportion of community members reporting a history of eyeworm with the… CONTINUE READING
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