Epidemiological and Entomological Evaluations after Six Years or More of Mass Drug Administration for Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination in Nigeria

@inproceedings{Richards2011EpidemiologicalAE,
  title={Epidemiological and Entomological Evaluations after Six Years or More of Mass Drug Administration for Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination in Nigeria},
  author={Frank O. Richards and Abel Eigege and Emmanuel S. Miri and Alphonsus Kal and John Umaru and Davou Pam and Lindsay J. Rakers and Yohanna Sambo and Jacob Danboyi and Bako Ibrahim and Solomon E. Adelamo and Gladys Ogah and Danjuma Goshit and O. Kehinde Oyenekan and Els M Mathieu and P. Craig Withers and Yisa A. Saka and Jonathan Y Jiya and Donald R. Hopkins},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2011}
}
The current strategy for interrupting transmission of lymphatic filariasis (LF) is annual mass drug administration (MDA), at good coverage, for 6 or more years. We describe our programmatic experience delivering the MDA combination of ivermectin and albendazole in Plateau and Nasarawa states in central Nigeria, where LF is caused by anopheline transmitted Wuchereria bancrofti. Baseline LF mapping using rapid blood antigen detection tests showed mean local government area (LGA) prevalence of 23… CONTINUE READING
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