Lymphatic filariasis control in Tanga Region, Tanzania: status after eight rounds of mass drug administration.

Lymphatic filariasis control in Tanga Region, Tanzania

Lymphatic filariasis (LF) control started in Tanga Region of Tanzania in 2004, with annual ivermectin/albendazole mass drug administration (MDA). Since then, the current project has monitored the effect in communities and schools in rural areas of Tanga District.

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Lymphatic filariasis control in Tanga Region, Tanzania

Background: Lymphatic filariasis (LF) control started in Tanga Region of Tanzania in 2004, with annual ivermectin/ albendazole mass drug administration (MDA).

Lymphatic filariasis control in Tanga Region, Tanzania

Lymphatic filariasis (LF) control started in Tanga Region of Tanzania in 2004, with annual ivermectin/albendazole mass drug administration (MDA). Since then, the current project has monitored the effect in communities and schools in rural areas of Tanga District.

Lymphatic filariasis control in Tanzania: infection

Lymphatic filariasis (LF) control in most countries of sub-Saharan Africa is based on annual mass drug administration (MDA) with a combination of ivermectin and albendazole, in order to interrupt transmission. However, attaining and maintaining high treatment coverage has …

Lymphatic Filariasis Control in Tanga Region, Tanzania

BackgroundLymphatic filariasis (LF) control started in Tanga Region of Tanzania in 2004, with annual ivermectin/albendazole mass drug administration (MDA). Since then, the current project has monitored the effect in communities and schools in rural areas of Tanga District. In 2013, after 8 rounds of

Monitoring lymphatic filariasis control in Tanzania

Lymphatic filariasis, Mass drug administration, Control monitoring, Circulating filarial antigens, Children, Tanzania 1 Introduction Lymphatic filariasis (LF), resulting from infection with the mosquito-borne filarial nematode Wuchereria bancrofti, is a disfiguring and disabling disease. 1 It is a cause of severe suffering and a socio-economic burden in endemic communities.

Lymphatic filariasis elimination efforts in Rufiji

Paul E. Simonsen, Yahya A. Derua, Stephen M. Magesa, Erling M. Pedersen, Anna-Sofie Stensgaard, Mwelecele N. Malecela, et al.Lymphatic filariasis control in Tanga Region, Tanzania: status after eight rounds of mass drug administration

Lymphatic filariasis control in Tanzania: effect of six

Control of lymphatic filariasis (LF) in most countries of sub-Saharan Africa is based on annual mass drug administration (MDA) with a combination of ivermectin …

Current Epidemiological Assessment of Bancroftian

Tanzania started a countrywide lymphatic filariasis elimination programme in 2000 adopting the mass drug administration (MDA) strategy. The drug used for the programme was the combination of ivermectin and albendazole. However, there is limited information on the current epidemiological trend of the infections, where MDA implementation is ongoing.

Urban lymphatic filariasis in the city of Tanga, Tanzania

This study investigated LF infection, disease and transmission in the medium-sized city of Tanga (approx. 300,000 inhabitants), Tanzania, after seven rounds of mass drug administration (MDA). Three representative sites with varying distance from the city centre were selected for the study.

Lymphatic filariasis transmission on Mafia Islands

Author summary Lymphatic filariasis is a chronic human disease caused by parasitic worms and transmitted by mosquitoes. The disease is targeted for elimination by 2020 through the treatment of the entire population at risk in endemic areas using a mass drug administration (MDA) strategy.

Journal of Tropical Medicine – Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Background. Tanzania started a countrywide lymphatic filariasis elimination programme in 2000 adopting the mass drug administration (MDA) strategy. The drug used for the programme was the combination of ivermectin and albendazole.

Applying a mobile survey tool for assessing lymphatic

Simonsen PE, Derua YA, Magesa SM, et al. Lymphatic filariasis control in Tanga Region, Tanzania: status after eight rounds of mass drug administration. Parasit Vectors 2014;7:507. WHO Global Programme to Eliminate Filariasis.

Lymphatic filariasis control in Tanga Region, Tanzania

Background Lymphatic filariasis (LF) control started in Tanga Region of Tanzania in 2004, with annual ivermectin/albendazole mass drug administration (MDA).

Sibling species of the Anopheles – Malaria Journal

This may have important implication for the epidemiology and control of malaria and lymphatic filariasis. filariasis control in Tanzania: Effect of six rounds of mass drug administration with ivermectin and albendazole on infection and transmission. MN, et al. Lymphatic filariasis control in Tanga Region, Tanzania: Status after eight