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  1. Research

    Contribution of migrant coffee labourers infected with Onchocerca volvulusto the maintenance of the microfilarial reservoir in an ivermectin-treated area of Mexico

    Since 1991, in Mexico, ivermectin has been administered twice a year to all residents in the onchocerciasis endemic foci which are mainly located in the coffee growing areas. However, the presence of a potenti...

    Mario A Rodríguez-Pérez, Aldo Segura Cabrera, Cristian Lizarazo Ortega, María-Gloria Basáñez and John B Davies

    Filaria Journal 2007 6:16

    Published on: 18 December 2007

  2. Research

    Contributions of different mosquito species to the transmission of lymphatic filariasis in central Nigeria: implications for monitoring infection by PCR in mosquito pools

    Members of the Anopheles gambiae complex are important vectors of lymphatic filariasis (LF) in sub-Saharan Africa, but little is known about the relative contributions of all mosquitoes to lymphatic filariasis tr...

    Audrey Lenhart, Abel Eigege, Alphonsus Kal, D Pam, Emmanuel S Miri, George Gerlong, J Oneyka, Y Sambo, J Danboyi, B Ibrahim, Erica Dahl, D Kumbak, A Dakul, MY Jinadu, John Umaru, Frank O Richards…

    Filaria Journal 2007 6:14

    Published on: 29 November 2007

  3. Research

    The geographical distribution of lymphatic filariasis infection in Malawi

    Mapping distribution of lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a prerequisite for planning national elimination programmes. Results from a nation wide mapping survey for lymphatic filariasis (LF) in Malawi are presented...

    Bagrey MM Ngwira, Phillimon Tambala, A Maria Perez, Cameron Bowie and David H Molyneux

    Filaria Journal 2007 6:12

    Published on: 29 November 2007

  4. Research

    Monitoring lymphatic filariasis interventions: Adult mosquito sampling, and improved PCR – based pool screening method for Wuchereria bancrofti infection in Anophelesmosquitoes

    Monitoring and evaluation are essential to the successful implementation of mass drug administration programmes for LF elimination. Monitoring transmission when it is low requires both large numbers of mosquit...

    Daniel A Boakye, Helena A Baidoo, Evans Glah, Charles Brown, Maxwell Appawu and Michael D Wilson

    Filaria Journal 2007 6:13

    Published on: 29 November 2007

  5. Research

    Social mobilisation, drug coverage and compliance and adverse reactions in a Mass Drug Administration (MDA) Programme for the Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis in Sri Lanka

    In Sri Lanka filariasis is endemic in Southern, Western and North Western provinces covering eight districts designated as implementation units in the Programme for the Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (PEL...

    Mirani V Weerasooriya, Channa T Yahathugoda, Darshana Wickramasinghe, Kithsiri N Gunawardena, Rohan A Dharmadasa, Kanchana K Vidanapathirana, Saman H Weerasekara and Wilfred A Samarawickrema

    Filaria Journal 2007 6:11

    Published on: 15 November 2007

  6. Short paper

    Multicentre evaluations of two new rapid IgG4 tests (WB rapid and panLF rapid) for detection of lymphatic filariasis

    In the global effort to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF), rapid field-applicable tests are useful tools that will allow on-site testing to be performed in remote places and the results to be obtained rapidl...

    Rahmah Noordin, Makoto Itoh, Eisaku Kimura, Rohana Abdul Rahman, Balachandran Ravindran, Rohela Mahmud, Taniawati Supali and Mirani Weerasooriya

    Filaria Journal 2007 6:9

    Published on: 26 October 2007

  7. Perspectives

    Health Related Quality of Life, an appropriate indicator to assess the impact of morbidity management and disability prevention activities towards elimination of lymphatic filariasis

    Lymphatic filariasis has been identified as one of the six diseases that can be potentially eliminated. Global programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis has been launched, applying principal strategies of ma...

    A Krishna Kumari, K Krishnamoorthy, KT Harichandrakumar and LK Das

    Filaria Journal 2007 6:8

    Published on: 28 August 2007

  8. Research

    Delivery strategy of mass annual single dose DEC administration to eliminate lymphatic filariasis in the urban areas of Pondicherry, South India: 5 years of experience

    The recommended strategy for elimination of Lymphatic filariasis is single-dose, once-yearly mass treatment with anti-filarial drugs and the program is in operation on a national level in India. Rate of covera...

    B Nandha, C Sadanandane, P Jambulingam and PK Das

    Filaria Journal 2007 6:7

    Published on: 24 August 2007

  9. Research

    Qualitative analysis of the impact of a lymphatic filariasis elimination programme using mass drug administration on Misima Island, Papua New Guinea

    Papua New Guinea is the only endemic country in the Western Pacific Region that has not yet introduced a countrywide programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis. However, on Misima Island in Milne Bay Province...

    Shona Wynd, Jaime Carron, Billy Selve, Peter A Leggat, Wayne Melrose and David N Durrheim

    Filaria Journal 2007 6:1

    Published on: 1 January 2007

  10. Research

    Health-seeking behaviors and self-care practices of Dominican women with lymphoedema of the leg: implications for lymphoedema management programs

    In the Dominican Republic, a Latin American country with filariasis-endemic areas, more than 63,000 people have lymphatic filariasis and more than 400,000 people are at risk of future infection. In this paper,...

    Bobbie Person, David G Addiss, L Kay Bartholomew, Cecilia Meijer, Victor Pou and Bart van den Borne

    Filaria Journal 2006 5:13

    Published on: 22 December 2006

  11. Review

    The Mectizan®Donation Program – highlights from 2005

    Through the Mectizan® Donation Program, Merck & Co., Inc. has donated Mectizan (ivermectin, MSD) for the treatment of onchocerciasis worldwide since 1987. Mectizan has also been donated for the elimination of lym...

    Mary M Alleman, Nana AY Twum-Danso and Björn I Thylefors

    Filaria Journal 2006 5:11

    Published on: 27 September 2006

  12. Short paper

    Lymphadenovarix in the axilla – an unusual presentation of filariasis

    Clinical manifestations of lymphatic filariasis depend on the area of lymphatic involvement and the duration of infection. A 21 year old man, resident in a filariasis endemic region, presented with multiple ma...

    Adhish Basu, Sarath Chandra Sistla, Surendra Kumar Verma and S Jagdish

    Filaria Journal 2006 5:9

    Published on: 30 July 2006

  13. Research

    Concomitant infections of Plasmodium falciparum and Wuchereria bancroftion the Kenyan coast

    Anopheles gambiae s.l. and An. funestus are important vectors of malaria and bancroftian filariasis, which occur as co-endemic infections along the Kenyan Coast. However, little is known about the occurrence and ...

    Ephantus J Muturi, Charles M Mbogo, Joseph M Mwangangi, Zipporah W Ng'ang'a, Ephantus W Kabiru, Charles Mwandawiro and John C Beier

    Filaria Journal 2006 5:8

    Published on: 24 May 2006

  14. Short paper

    A possible case of spontaneous Loa loaencephalopathy associated with a glomerulopathy

    It is well known that renal and neurological complications may occur after antifilarial treatment of patients infected with Loa loa. Conversely, spontaneous cases of visceral complications of loiasis have been ra...

    Tuna Lukiana, Madone Mandina, Nanituma H Situakibanza, Marcel M Mbula, Bompeka F Lepira, Wobin T Odio, Joseph Kamgno and Michel Boussinesq

    Filaria Journal 2006 5:6

    Published on: 10 May 2006

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