Effect of repeated mass chemotherapy for filariasis control on soil-transmitted helminth infections in Sri Lanka.

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BACKGROUND In July 2006 Sri Lanka completed 5 rounds of annual mass drug administration (MDA) with diethylcarbamazine citrate (DEC) and albendazole as part of its national programme for elimination of lymphatic filariasis (LF). Albendazole is highly effective against soil-transmitted helminths (STH). This study was carried out to assess the effect of… (More)

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