Current Bancroftian Filariasis Elimination on Thailand-Myanmar Border: Public Health Challenges toward Postgenomic MDA Evaluation
Current LF situation and the geographically associated 11-province targets of the implementation of the PELF in Thailand. (a) A dramatic decline of LF prevalence rates (per 100,000 population), 1992–2002. (b) In each endemic province, the pocket villages that are identified as transmission areas (TA) or the implementation units (IUs) of mass drug administration are targeted by the PELF. The 100% of MDA IU coverage was reported as of 2003. Data were adapted from the Bureau of Vector-borne Diseases, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand.