Impact of two rounds of mass drug administration using diethylcarbamazine combined with albendazole on the prevalence of Brugia timori and of intestinal helminths on Alor Island, Indonesia

@article{Oqueka2005ImpactOT,
  title={Impact of two rounds of mass drug administration using diethylcarbamazine combined with albendazole on the prevalence of Brugia timori and of intestinal helminths on Alor Island, Indonesia},
  author={Tim Oqueka and Taniawati Supali and Is Suhariah Ismid and Purnomo and Paul R{\"u}ckert and Mark Bradley and Peter N Fischer},
  journal={Filaria Journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={4},
  pages={5 - 5}
}
BACKGROUND Annual mass drug administration (MDA) using diethylcarbamizine (DEC, 6 mg/kg) combined with albendazole (alb, 400 mg) is recommended by the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF). This strategy has been shown to be efficient in the of control bancroftian filariasis, but data on brugian filariasis as well as on the positive side effects on intestinal helminths are lacking. METHODS The effect of one selective treatment and two rounds of MDA using DEC and alb on… CONTINUE READING
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