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Developing the first national database and map of lymphatic filariasis clinical cases in Bangladesh: Another step closer to the elimination goals

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Babu, Subash, Karim, Mohammad J., Haq, Rouseli, Mableson, Hayley, Sultan Mahmood, A. S. M., Rahman, Mujibur, Chowdhury, Salim M., Rahman, A. K. M. Fazlur, Hafiz, Israt, Betts, Hannah, Mackenzie, Charles, Taylor, Mark ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3396-9275 and Kelly-Hope, Louise ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3330-7629 (2019) 'Developing the first national database and map of lymphatic filariasis clinical cases in Bangladesh: Another step closer to the elimination goals'. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Vol 13, Issue 7, e0007542.

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Abstract

he Bangladesh Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) Elimination Programme has made significant progress in interrupting transmission through mass drug administration (MDA) and has now focussed its efforts on scaling up managing morbidity and preventing disability (MMDP) activities to deliver the minimum package of care to people affected by LF clinical conditions. This paper highlights the Bangladesh LF Programme’s success in conducting a large-scale cross-sectional survey to determine the number of people affected by lymphoedema and hydrocoele, which enabled clinical risk maps to be developed for targeted interventions across the 34 endemic districts (19 high endemic; 15 low endemic).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 880 Filariasis and related conditions (General)
WH Hemic and Lymphatic Systems > Lymphatic System > WH 700 Lymphatic system. Lymphatic diseases (General)
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Department of Tropical Disease Biology
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007542
Depositing User: Cathy Waldron
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2019 14:03
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2019 09:02
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/11340

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