Epidemiological assessment of continuing transmission of lymphatic filariasis in Samoa.

  title={Epidemiological assessment of continuing transmission of lymphatic filariasis in Samoa.},
  author={Hayley M. Joseph and Fuatai Maiava and Take Toleafoa Naseri and Ualesi Silva and Patrick J. Lammie and W Melrose},
  journal={Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology},
  volume={105 8},
Ongoing transmission of lymphatic filariasis (LF) was assessed in five Samoan villages by measuring microfilaraemia (Mf), circulating filarial antigen (CFA) and antibody prevalence. Compared to the other villages, Fasitoo-Tai had a significantly higher Mf prevalence (3·2%), CFA prevalence (14·6%) and antibody prevalence in children (62·0%) (P<0·05). Puapua had a significantly lower CFA prevalence (2·5%), no detectable Mf-positive individuals and significantly low antibody prevalence in children… CONTINUE READING
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