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PLoS Negl Trop Dis . 2022 Aug 4;

Occurrence of Lymphatic Filariasis infection after 15 years of mass drug administration in two hotspot districts in the Upper East Region of Ghana

Derrick Adu Mensah, Linda Batsa Debrah, Peter Akosah Gyamfi, Abu Abudu Rahamani, Vera Serwaa Opoku, John Boateng, Prince Obeng, Jubin Osei-Mensah, Inge Kroidl, Ute Klarmann-Schulz, Achim Hoerauf, Alexander Yaw Debrah

Background: Lymphatic filariasis (LF) causes chronic morbidity, which usually manifests as lymphedema or hydrocele. Mass drug administration (MDA) began in Kassena Nankana East Municipal (KNEM) and Nabdam, two hotspot districts in the Upper East Region in Ghana, in 2000 and 2005, respectively. This cross-sectional study evaluated the impact of 15 years of MDA on the control of LF as determined by circulating filarial antigen (CFA) and microfilariae assessment in the KNEM and the Nabdam districts.

PMID: 35926012