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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 90% of all cases are due to infection by W. bancrofti, which exclusively hosts in humans Diethylcarbamazine citrate (DEC) + 400 mg albendazole; Ivermectin + 400 mg albendazole (in areas that are also endemic for onchocerciasis). Common table salt/cooking salt reinforced with DEC for 1 year(2)Careful cleansing of the skin removes bacteria reduces/reverses swelling (1) 5 5 MinGuide: >120 Million Affected >80 Affected Countries India, Africa, and Southeast Asia each carry 33% of the disease burden Funding and Ongoing Efforts Current Treatment: Extreme swelling in extremeties or genitalsHardening of the skinSwelling of the skinFluid-filled enlarging of the scrotumFilarial fevers: acute episodes of severe swelling Symptoms: Availability Majority show no clinical symptoms, but essentially all have undiagnosed lymphaticdamage and Transmitted through parasitic worms Wucheria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and Brugia timori Adult worms can live for up to 5 to 7 years LymphaticFiliariasis (Elephantiasis) 40% will have kidney disease. 600 million tablets of Albendazole are donated by GlaxoSmithKline every year from 20002.2 billion tablets of DEC will be donated by Eisai between 2014 and 2020 of the infected population live in 80% 10 countries 10 countries In partnership with WHO's Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis,GlaxoSmithKline and Merck and Co. have both pledged to donate treatments drugsuntil LF is eradicated. Treatment Strategy:1) Interrupt Transmission2) Control Morbidity Map endemic foci andimplement community-wide masstreatment programmes Learn More!
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