Mapping the Geographical Distribution of Lymphatic Filariasis in Zambia

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PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases is the first open-access journal devoted to the world's most neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), such as elephantiasis, river blindness, leprosy, hookworm, schistosomiasis, and African sleeping sickness. Links to PLoSNTD content is shared via GHHub using the Creative Commons. http://www.plosntds.org/

by Enala T. Mwase, Anna-Sofie Stensgaard, Mutale Nsakashalo-Senkwe, Likezo Mubila, James Mwansa, Peter Songolo, Sheila T. Shawa, Paul E. Simonsen Background Past case reports have indicated that lymphatic filariasis (LF) occurs in Zambia, but knowledge about its geographical distribution and prevalence pattern, and the underlying potential environmental drivers, has been limited.

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Mapping the Geographical Distribution of Lymphatic Filariasis in Zambia