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Collateral Benefits of Preventive Chemotherapy — Expanding the War on Neglected Tropical Diseases

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Hotez, Peter, Fenwick, Alan and Molyneux, David ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8537-7947 (2019) 'Collateral Benefits of Preventive Chemotherapy — Expanding the War on Neglected Tropical Diseases'. New England Journal of Medicine, Vol 380, pp. 2389-2391.

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Abstract

The collateral and extended effects of preventive chemotherapy, many of which were unanticipated, have reduced disease burdens and saved lives on a scale that appears to have exceeded the intended impact on seven neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) — the three major soil-transmitted helminth infections (ascariasis, trichuriasis, and hookworm infection), schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, and trachoma.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 240 Disinfection. Disinfestation. Pesticides (including diseases caused by)
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WB Practice of Medicine > Therapeutics > WB 330 Drug therapy
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 680 Tropical diseases (General)
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Department of Tropical Disease Biology
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMp1900400
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 09 May 2019 11:40
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2019 13:15
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/10695

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