Mass DEC chemotherapy for control of bancroftian filariasis: comparative efficacy of four strategies two years after start of treatment.

@article{Meyrowitsch1996MassDC,
  title={Mass DEC chemotherapy for control of bancroftian filariasis: comparative efficacy of four strategies two years after start of treatment.},
  author={Dan Wolf Meyrowitsch and Paul E. Simonsen and Williams H. Makunde},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1996},
  volume={90 4},
  pages={423-8}
}
The efficacy of 4 strategies for control of bancroftian filariasis using mass diethylcarbamazine (DEC) chemotherapy was evaluated and compared in 4 endemic communities in Tanzania 2 years after the start of treatment. The strategies used were the standard 12 d treatment (strategy I), a semi-annual single dose treatment (strategy II), a monthly low dose treatment (strategy III), and DEC medicated salt (strategy IV). Treatment took place during the first study year, and no treatment was given… CONTINUE READING

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