Can vector control play a useful supplementary role against bancroftian filariasis?

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Can vector control play a useful supplementary role against bancroftian filariasis?

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C.A. Maxwell et al. pp. 138-142. A single campaign of mass treatment for bancroftian filariasis with diethylcarbamazine (DEC) in Makunduchi, a town in Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania, combined with elimination of mosquito breeding in pit latrines with polystyrene beads was followed by a progressive decline over a 5-year period in the microfilarial rate from 49% to 3%. Evidence that vector control had contributed to this long-term decline was obtained by comparison with another town, Moga, where a DEC campaign was used without vector control and where resurgence of microfilariae could be observed 3-6 years after the campaign. 4.2.2 Long-term morbidity and mortality following hypoxaemic lower respiratory tract infection in Gambian children. T.E. West et al. pp. 144-146. Acute lower respiratory infections (ALRI) are the main cause of death in young children worldwide. We report here the results of a study to determine the long-term survival of children admitted to hospital with seve