Elephantiasis (Lymphatic Filariasis
) - Pipeline Review, H1 2019, provides comprehensive information on the therapeutics under development for Elephantiasis (Lymphatic Filariasis
) (Infectious Disease), complete with analysis by stage of development, drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type.
Strengthening of mass drug administration implementation is required to eliminate lymphatic filariasis
from India: an evaluation study.
Ottesen, "Progress and Impact of 13 Years of the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis
on Reducing the Burden of Filarial Disease," PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol.
Mass drug treatment for lymphatic filariasis
A major objective of the fund is to fast-track ongoing efforts to end river blindness and lymphatic filariasis
in several countries in Africa and the Middle East.
The coalition will top up and strengthen existing programs, working through partners that are well established in the field, and increase impact by using an integrated approach in areas where river blindness is prevalent alongside lymphatic filariasis
, which requires a complementary drug treatment program.
is only secondary to leprosy as a major cause of permanent and long-term disability worldwide.
Epidemiological assessment of eight rounds of mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis
in India: Implications for monitoring and evaluation.
Biopharmaceutical company Merck, known as MSD outside the US and Canada, on Thursday declared a USD300,000 cash donation to support non-governmental organization (NGO) partners working in Africa to eliminate river blindness (onchocerciasis) and lymphatic filariasis
silacea flies, is of public health concern because of its geographic overlap with Onchocerca volvulus and Wuchereria bancrofti worms, which cause onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis
, respectively (2).
is a parasitic disease caused by filarial nematode worms and is a mosquito-borne disease that is a leading cause of morbidity worldwide.
(LF) is a mosquito-borne disease caused by nematode parasites of the Family Filarioidea, namely, Wuchereria bancrofti (Cobbold, 1877), Brugia malayi (Brug, 1927), and Brugia timori (Partono et al., 1977).
Through the programme spending Dh4.8 million, 15.6 million children of school age are given treatment to eradicate intestinal worms and diseases such as schistosomiasis (also known as snail fever), soil-transmitted helminths (STH), river blindness (onchocerciasis), lymphatic filariasis
(LF) and trachoma.
The global effort has focused on treating and eradicating 10 of them, including Chagas' diesease, trachoma, visceral leishmaniasis, leprosy and lymphatic filariasis
"Prof Campbell's work on developing the drug Avermectin, which combats the roundworm parasite and other organisms, is d already bringing benefits to people across the planet." 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.