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  1. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Filaria Journal 2007 6:16

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  2. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Filaria Journal 2007 6:14

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  3. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Filaria Journal 2007 6:12

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  4. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Filaria Journal 2007 6:13

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  5. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Filaria Journal 2007 6:11

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  6. Content type: Short paper

    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...

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

    Citation: Filaria Journal 2007 6:9

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  7. Content type: Perspectives

    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...

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

    Citation: Filaria Journal 2007 6:8

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  8. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: B Nandha, C Sadanandane, P Jambulingam and PK Das

    Citation: Filaria Journal 2007 6:7

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  9. Content type: Research

    Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a mosquito-borne disease caused by mosquito-transmitted filarial nematodes, including Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi. The Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Program in Thailand ...

    Authors: Surang Nuchprayoon, Alisa Junpee and Yong Poovorawan

    Citation: Filaria Journal 2007 6:6

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  10. Content type: Perspectives

    Sustainable and equitable health programmes require a grounded understanding of the context in which they are being implemented. This socio-cultural understanding is pivotal for effective delivery of eliminati...

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

    Citation: Filaria Journal 2007 6:3

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  11. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Filaria Journal 2007 6:1

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  12. Content type: Research

    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,...

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

    Citation: Filaria Journal 2006 5:13

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  13. Content type: Research

    The Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF) depends upon Mass Drug Administration (MDA) to interrupt transmission. Therefore, delimitation of transmission risk areas is an important step, an...

    Authors: Shanmugavelu Sabesan, Hari Kishan K Raju, AdiNarayanan Srividya and Pradeep Kumar Das

    Citation: Filaria Journal 2006 5:12

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  14. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Filaria Journal 2006 5:11

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  15. Content type: Perspectives

    There is a danger that mass drug administration campaigns may fail to maintain adequate treatment coverage to achieve lymphatic filariasis elimination. Hence, additional measures to suppress transmission might...

    Authors: TR Burkot, DN Durrheim, WD Melrose, R Speare and K Ichimori

    Citation: Filaria Journal 2006 5:10

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  16. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Filaria Journal 2006 5:8

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  17. Content type: Research

    Like other helminth proteases, filarial proteases have also been shown to require for parasite survival inside the host and mediate various physiologic processes such as tissue invasion, feeding, embryogenesis...

    Authors: Daya R Pokharel, Reeta Rai, Pankaj Kumar, C M Chaturvedi and Sushma Rathaur

    Citation: Filaria Journal 2006 5:7

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  18. Content type: Short paper

    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...

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

    Citation: Filaria Journal 2006 5:6

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  19. Content type: Review

    Mathematical simulation models for transmission and control of lymphatic filariasis are useful tools for studying the prospects of lymphatic filariasis elimination. Two simulation models are currently being us...

    Authors: Wilma A Stolk, Sake J de Vlas and J Dik F Habbema

    Citation: Filaria Journal 2006 5:5

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