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Global alliance launches plan to eliminate lymphatic filariasis

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 29 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:269
  1. Gavin Yamey
  1. BMJ

    The World Health Organisation (WHO), in collaboration with other international agencies in the public and private sector, launched a global campaign last week to eliminate lymphatic filariasis by the year 2020. The disease affects 120 millionpeople in 80 countries, and one billion people are at risk of infection in tropical regions (Bulletin of the WHO 1997;75:491-503

    n 1993 the International Task Force for Disease Eradication identified lymphatic filariasis as one of six infectious diseases that it would be possible to eliminate. It was chosen because of advances in diagnosing and treating the disease and in …

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