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Current WHO protocols for mass drug administration in helminth control

journal contribution
posted on 21.02.2018, 00:00 by Richard BradburyRichard Bradbury, PM Graves
Soil transmitted helminths (STH), comprising Ascaris, Trichuris, Strongyloides and the hookworms remain a significant cause of morbidity amongst people in many parts of the world, including Australia. Other important helminth infections include lymphatic filariasis (LF), schistosomiasis and onchocerciasis. Preventive chemotherapy (mass drug administration [MDA]) campaigns are frequently conducted for these helminth infections in endemic areas, but the target population groups, duration of campaigns, cointerventions (e.g. vector control) criteria for inclusion, drugs used and doses of drugs differ.

History

Volume

37

Issue

1

Start Page

10

End Page

12

Number of Pages

3

eISSN

2201-9189

ISSN

1324-4272

Publisher

CSIRO Publishing

Additional Rights

Published four times a year in print and open access online by CSIRO. Green OA

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

External Author Affiliations

James Cook University

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Microbiology Australia