Determinants of the eradicability of filarial infections: a conceptual approach.

  title={Determinants of the eradicability of filarial infections: a conceptual approach.},
  author={H. D{\"u}rr and Klaus Dietz and Martin Eichner},
  journal={Trends in parasitology},
  volume={21 2},
Lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis are subject to major intervention programs by the WHO. The Onchocerciasis Control Programme in West Africa was launched 30 years ago and has led to considerable insights into the control of this infection. The Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis is a relatively recent control program with ambitious targets concerning its efficacy and its schedule. These expectations, however, are based on certain assumptions about the density-dependent… CONTINUE READING

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