Impact of Six Rounds of Mass Drug Administration on Brugian Filariasis and Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections in Eastern Indonesia

@inproceedings{Supali2013ImpactOS,
  title={Impact of Six Rounds of Mass Drug Administration on Brugian Filariasis and Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections in Eastern Indonesia},
  author={Taniawati Supali and Yenny Djuardi and Mark Bradley and Rahmah Noordin and Paul R{\"u}ckert and Peter U. Fischer},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND The lymphatic filarial parasite Brugia timori occurs only in eastern Indonesia where it causes high morbidity. The absence of an animal reservoir, the inefficient transmission by Anopheles mosquitoes and the high sensitivity to DEC/albendazole treatment make this species a prime candidate for elimination by mass drug administration (MDA). METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We evaluated the effect of MDA using DEC and albendazole on B. timori and soil transmitted helminths (STH) in a… CONTINUE READING

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