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Insecticidal Bed Nets and Filariasis Transmission in Papua New Guinea

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Reimer, Lisa ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9711-4981, Thomsen, Edward ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1136-6430, Tisch, Daniel, Henry-Halldin, Cara, Zimmerman, Peter, Baea, Manasseh, Dagoro, Henry, Susapu, Melinda, Hetzel, Manuel, Bockarie, Moses, Michael, Edwin, Siba, Peter and Kazura, James (2013) 'Insecticidal Bed Nets and Filariasis Transmission in Papua New Guinea'. New England Journal of Medicine, Vol 369, pp. 745-753.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QX Parasitology > Helminths. Annelida > QX 301 Filarioidea
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 510 Mosquitoes
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 515 Anopheles
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 110 Prevention and control of communicable diseases. Transmission of infectious diseases
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
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 880 Filariasis and related conditions (General)
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Vector Biology Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1207594
Depositing User: Samantha Sheldrake
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2013 14:26
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2018 11:19
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/3464

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