The Reaching the Last Mile Fund aims to raise $100 million to fast-track ongoing efforts to end river blindness and lymphatic filariasis
in several countries in Africa and the Middle East.
Lymph Node Enlargement in Neck Filariasis
as a Rare Cause: A Case Report.
The national program that initiated in 1955 to eliminate filariasis
, later the program is merged with the National program for the control of vector-borne diseases along with malaria, dengue, and chikungunya fever.
The following 18 NTDs have been designated by WHO for control or elimination: dengue and chikungunya, rabies, trachoma, buruli ulcer, yaws [endemic treponematoses], leprosy [Hansen's disease], Chagas disease, human African trypanosomiasis [sleeping sickness], leishmaniasis, taeniasis / cysticercosis, dracunculiasis [guinea-worm disease], echinococcosis, food-borne trematodiases, lymphatic filariasis
, onchocerciasis [river blindness], schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiases, and mycetoma.
Albendazole for the treatment of Mansonella perstans filariasis
Part of her duties was to monitor and deal with the spread of filariasis
in the villages under her care, working with local health workers who were initially skeptical about her.
The commonest presentation is lymphatic filariasis
which usually involves lower extremities, external genitalia, retroperitoneal tissue and axilla causing lymphedema, elephantiasis, hydrocele and Ram horn penis.
is an infection caused by microscopic, thread-like worms called filarial worms and is transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito which develops into adult worms.
Irish-born William Campbell and Japan's Satoshi Omura won half of the prize for discovering avermectin, a derivative of which has been used to treat hundreds of millions of people with river blindness and lymphatic filariasis
, or elephantiasis.
Campbell and Omura were cited for discovering avermectin, derivatives of which have helped lower the incidence of river blindness and lymphatic filariasis
, two diseases caused by parasitic worms that affect millions.
can lead to swelling of the limbs and genitals, called elephantiasis, and it is primarily a threat in Africa and Asia.
Irish-born Campbell and Japanese Omura won half of the prize for discovering a new drug, avermectin, that has helped the battle against river blindness and lymphatic filariasis
, as well as showing effectiveness against other parasitic diseases.
timori are transmitted by mosquitoes and typically cause lymphatic rather than ocular filariasis
in endemic tropical regions worldwide (W.
In addition, disease control efforts have led to significant progress toward the elimination of malaria in Haiti as well as the elimination of lymphatic filariasis
, a parasitic infection that leads to elephantiasis.
Human lymphatic filariasis
is characterized by the common clinical manifestations like acute adenolymphangitis and chronic lymphoedema.