Lymphatic filariasis in the Philippines.

@article{Kron2000LymphaticFI,
  title={Lymphatic filariasis in the Philippines.},
  author={Michael A. Kron and Erica B. Walker and L. Hernandez and Emmanuel Torres and Bernadette Libranda-Ramirez},
  journal={Parasitology today},
  year={2000},
  volume={16 8},
  pages={
          329-33
        }
}
Lymphatic filariasis caused by Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi is endemic throughout most of the southern half of the Philippine archipelago. Economic and manpower shortages prior to 1996 made it difficult to acquire new prevalence data and vector control data concurrently from all provinces. Nevertheless, analysis of cumulative prevalence data on filariasis indicates the persistence of filariasis in each of the three major island groups - Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao - including 45 out… CONTINUE READING
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