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Lymphatic filariasis in the Philippines. Parasitol Today 2000 Aug;16(8):329-33

Date

07/20/2000

Pubmed ID

10900480

DOI

10.1016/s0169-4758(00)01705-1

Abstract

Lymphatic filariasis caused by Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi is endemic throughout most of the southern half of the Philippine archipelago. Economic and manpower shortages prior to 1996 made it difficult to acquire new prevalence data and vector control data concurrently from all provinces. Nevertheless, analysis of cumulative prevalence data on filariasis indicates the persistence of filariasis in each of the three major island groups - Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao - including 45 out of 77 provinces. Here, Michael Kron and colleagues summarize the prevalence data, and review host, parasite and vector characteristics relevant to the design and implementation of disease control initiatives in the Philippines planned for the year 2000.

Author List

Kron M, Walker E, Hernandez L, Torres E, Libranda-Ramirez B

Author

Michael Kron MD Director, Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Animals
Elephantiasis, Filarial
Humans
Philippines
Prevalence
Wuchereria bancrofti
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