Lymphatic Filariasis

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Last Updated: 08 May 2022
the global distribution and transmission limits of lymphatic filariasis: past and present. "the global distribution and transmission limits of lymphatic filariasis: past and present.", by Cano J, Rebollo MP, Golding N, Pullan RL, Crellen T, Soler A, Kelly-Hope LA, Lindsay SW, Hay SI, Bockarie MJ, Brooker SJ. Fig7: Reported and predicted distribution of lymphatic filariasis in Africa. (A) Observed occurrence and absence of LF and (B) environmental suitability for lymphatic filariasis transmission, as predicted by the final boosted regression trees model, in...

Lymphatic filariasis is a neglected exotic disease brought on by tiny, thread-like worms. People with LF can endure even long-term and severe handicap. If you live in or take a trip to an area with lymphatic filariasis, preventing mosquito bites is the most effective way to avoid it. Disregarded tropical diseases are transmittable diseases that cause devastating disease for more than 120 million people. People who stay in or travel to an area with lymphatic filariasis should: Sleep under an insect net; Wear lengthy sleeves and pants; Use mosquito repellent on revealed skin between dusk and dawn.

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