The Impact of Repeated Rounds of Mass Drug Administration with Diethylcarbamazine Plus Albendazole on Bancroftian Filariasis in Papua New Guinea

@article{Weil2008TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Repeated Rounds of Mass Drug Administration with Diethylcarbamazine Plus Albendazole on Bancroftian Filariasis in Papua New Guinea},
  author={Gary J Weil and Will Kastens and Melinda Susapu and Sandra J. Laney and Steven E. Williams and Christopher L King and James W. Kazura and Moses John Bockarie},
  journal={PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={2},
  pages={491 - 503}
}
BACKGROUND This study employed various monitoring methods to assess the impact of repeated rounds of mass drug administration (MDA) on bancroftian filariasis in Papua New Guinea, which has the largest filariasis problem in the Pacific region. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Residents of rural villages near Madang were studied prior to and one year after each of three rounds of MDA with diethylcarbamazine plus albendazole administered per World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. The mean MDA… CONTINUE READING
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