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dc.contributor.author Foo, Patricia
dc.contributor.author Tarozzi, Alessandro
dc.contributor.author Mahajan, Aprajit
dc.contributor.author Yoong, Joanne
dc.contributor.author Krishnan, Lakshmi
dc.contributor.author Kopfe, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Blackburn, Brian
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-23T18:27:11Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-23T18:27:11Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02
dc.identifier.citation Foo, P. K., A. Tarozzi, et al. (2011). "High prevalence of Wuchereria bancrofti infection as detected by immunochromatographic card testing in five districts of Orissa, India, previously considered to be non-endemic." Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 105(2): 109-114. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/5914
dc.description.abstract India accounts for over one-third of the world's burden of lymphatic filariasis (LF). Although most coastal districts of Orissa state (eastern India) are LF-endemic, the western districts of Orissa are considered non-endemic. During a large-scale insecticide-treated bed net/microfinance trial, we tested one randomly selected adult (age 15-60 years) for LF from a random sample of microfinance-member households in five districts of western Orissa, using immunochromatographic card testing (ICT). Overall, 354 (adjusted prevalence 21%, 95%CI 17-25%) of 1563 persons were ICT positive, with district-wide prevalence rates ranging from 15-32%. This finding was not explained by immigration, as only 3% of subjects had ever lived in previously known LF-endemic districts. These results therefore suggest ongoing autochthonous transmission in districts where LF control programs are not operational. Our results highlight the importance of broad, systematic surveillance for LF in India and call for the implementation of LF control programs in our study districts. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1016/j.trstmh.2010.10.006 en_US
dc.subject Lymphatic filariasis en_US
dc.subject Orissa en_US
dc.subject India en_US
dc.subject epidemiology en_US
dc.subject mass drug administration en_US
dc.title High prevalence of Wuchereria bancrofti infection as detected by immunochromatographic card testing in five districts of Orissa, India, previously considered to be non-endemic en_US
dc.type Article en_US
duke.description.endpage 114 en_US
duke.description.issue 2 en_US
duke.description.startpage 109 en_US
duke.description.volume 105 en_US
dc.relation.journal Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene en_US

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