Is mass drug administration against lymphatic filariasis required in urban settings? The experience in Kano, Nigeria

@inproceedings{Pam2017IsMD,
  title={Is mass drug administration against lymphatic filariasis required in urban settings? The experience in Kano, Nigeria},
  author={Dung D. Pam and Dziedzom K de Souza and Susan D'Souza and Millicent Opoku and Safiya Sanda and Ibrahim Nazaradden and Ifeoma Nkiruka Anagbogu and Chukwu Okoronkwo and Emmanuel Davies and Elisabeth Elhassan and David Molyneux and Moses John Bockarie and Benjamin G Koudou},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND The Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF), launched in 2000, has the target of eliminating the disease as a public health problem by the year 2020. The strategy adopted is mass drug administration (MDA) to all eligible individuals in endemic communities and the implementation of measures to reduce the morbidity of those suffering from chronic disease. Success has been recorded in many rural endemic communities in which elimination efforts have centered. However… CONTINUE READING
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