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Identifying residual transmission of lymphatic filariasis after mass drug administration: Comparing school-based versus community-based surveillance - American Samoa, 2016

Sheel, Meru; Sheridan, Sarah; Gass, Katherine; Won, Kimberly; Fuimaono, Saipale; Kirk, Martyn; Gonzales, Amor; Hedtke, Shannon M; Graves, Patricia M; Lau, Colleen L


INTRODUCTION Under the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (LF), American Samoa conducted seven rounds of mass drug administration (MDA) from 2000-2006. The World Health Organization recommends systematic post-MDA surveillance using Transmission Assessment Surveys (TAS) for epidemiological assessment of recent LF transmission. We compared the effectiveness of two survey designs for post-MDA surveillance: a school-based survey of children aged 6-7 years, and a community-based...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-07
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS neglected tropical diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006583
Access Rights: Open Access


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