Evidence for stopping mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis in some, but not all local government areas of Plateau and Nasarawa States, Nigeria.

@article{King2012EvidenceFS,
  title={Evidence for stopping mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis in some, but not all local government areas of Plateau and Nasarawa States, Nigeria.},
  author={Jonathan D. King and Abel Eigege and John Umaru and Nimzing F Jip and Emmanuel Miri and Jonathan Y Jiya and Kal M Alphonsus and Yohanna Sambo and Patricia Graves and Frank Richards},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2012},
  volume={87 2},
  pages={272-80}
}
An average of six annual rounds of ivermectin and albendazole were distributed in Plateau and Nasarawa States, Nigeria, to eliminate lymphatic filariasis. From 2007 to 2008, population-based surveys were implemented in all 30 local government areas (LGAs) of the two states to determine the prevalence of Wuchereria bancrofti antigenemia to assess which LGA mass drug administration (MDA) could be halted. In total, 36,681 persons from 7,819 households were examined for filarial antigen as… CONTINUE READING
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