Are coinfections of malaria and filariasis of any epidemiological significance?

@article{Muturi2007AreCO,
  title={Are coinfections of malaria and filariasis of any epidemiological significance?},
  author={Ephantus J. Muturi and Benjamin G. Jacob and Chang-Hyun Kim and Charles M Mbogo and Robert J. Novak},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={102},
  pages={175-181}
}
Africa accounts for about 33 and 90% of the world’s burden of lymphatic filariasis (LF) and malaria, respectively. Despite tremendous progress in the approach to their diagnosis, epidemiology, and treatment, and global campaigns for their control and/or elimination, their global burden and economic costs have continued to rise. In most rural areas of the tropics, both diseases co-occur in the same human population and share common mosquito vectors. It is therefore conceived that control of the… CONTINUE READING