Insecticidal Bed Nets and Filariasis Transmission in Papua New Guinea

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Reimer, Lisa ; Thomsen, Edward ; Tisch, Daniel ; Henry-Halldin, Cara ; Zimmerman, Peter ; Baea, Manasseh ; Dagoro, Henry ; Susapu, Melinda ; Hetzel, Manuel ; Bockarie, Moses ; Michael, Edwin ; Siba, Peter ; Kazura, James (2013)
  • Publisher: Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1207594
  • Subject: wc_880 | qx_301 | qx_510 | wa_110 | wa_395 | wa_240 | qx_515 | Article
    mesheuropmc: parasitic diseases

Global efforts to eliminate lymphatic filariasis are based on the annual mass administration of antifilarial drugs to reduce the microfilaria reservoir available to the mosquito vector. Insecticide-treated bed nets are being widely used in areas in which filariasis and malaria are coendemic.
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