TITLE

Candidate Parasitic Diseases

AUTHOR(S)
Behbehani, K.
PUB. DATE
December 1999
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;12/30/1999, Vol. 48, p80
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper discusses five parasitic diseases: American trypanosomiasis (Chagas disease), dracunculiasis, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis and schistosomiasis. The available technology and health infrastructures in developing countries permit the eradication of dracunculiasis and the elimination of lymphatic filariasis due to Wuchereria bancrofti . Blindness due to onchocerciasis and transmission of this disease will be prevented in eleven West African countries; transmission of Chagas disease will be interrupted. A well-coordinated international effort is required to ensure that scarce resources are not wasted, efforts are not duplicated, and planned national programmes are well supported.
ACCESSION #
31407794

 

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