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Human filariasis is one of six tropical diseases that are current targets of special control efforts by WHO, and it is estimated that over 200 million persons around the world are infected by one of the four major filarial species known to be pathogenic for man. This monograph on the epidemiology and control of filariasis is therefore particularly timely.
Part 1 presents detailed information on the different filarial parasites and the variety of vectors involved and summarizes the clinical spectrum of disease and responses to drug therapy. Part 2, which comprises approximately half of the text (over 370 pages), is
Human Filariasis. A Global Survey of Epidemiology and Control.. Ann Intern Med. 1977;86:839. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-6-839_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(6):839.
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