Elimination of lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem from the Cook Islands

Abstract Background The Cook Islands has a long history of high-endemicity lymphatic filariasis (LF) transmitted by Aedes vector mosquitoes. Though the infection prevalence had declined between 1975 and 1999 following episodic treatment activities, still infection was widespread with pockets of pers...

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Main Authors: Charlie Ave, D Ramaiah Kapa, Eric Ottesen
Format: Article
Published: BMC 2018-05-01
Series:Tropical Medicine and Health
Online Access:http://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s41182-018-0094-9