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Demographic, socioeconomic and disease knowledge factors, but not population mobility, associated with lymphatic filariasis infection in adult workers in American Samoa in 2014

Graves, Patricia; Sheridan, Sarah; Fuimaono, Saipale D; Lau, Colleen


Background: Prevalence of lymphatic flariasis (LF) antigen in American Samoa was 16.5% in 1999. Seven rounds of mass drug administration (MDA) programmes between 2000 and 2006 reduced antigen prevalence to 2.3%. The most efcient methods of surveillance after MDA are not clear, but testing specifc at-risk groups such as adults may provide earlier warning of resurgence. The role of migration from LF endemic countries in maintaining transmission also needs investigation. Few studies have...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Parasites and Vectors
DOI: 10.1186/s13071-020-3996-4
Access Rights: Open Access


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