Elimination of lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem from Tonga

Abstract Background Tonga was highly endemic for lymphatic filariasis (LF) caused by diurnally sub-periodic Wuchereria bancrofti transmitted by Aedes vector species. LF prevalence declined very appreciably as a result of chemotherapeutic intervention measures implemented in 1977, but low levels of i...

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Main Authors: Reynold `Ofanoa, Tukia Ofa, E. A. Padmasiri, D. Ramaiah Kapa
Format: Article
Published: BMC 2019-07-01
Series:Tropical Medicine and Health
Online Access:http://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s41182-019-0169-2