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Analysis of MDA Frequency and Brugia in Indonesia
Optimization of Mass Drug Administration with Existing Drug Regimens for Lymphatic Filariasis and Onchocerciasis
Study Site: Sikka, Indonesia
The objective of this study is to compare the treatment effect of MDA with Albendazole and Diethylcarbamazine delivered once per year to MDA delivered twice per year. Two filarial parasite species, Brugia timori and W. bancrofti, were found in the area. Field studies for this project were completed in the first half of 2015. Results are currently being analyzed.
Comparison of Filariasis Binax Test and Alere Strip Test
Cross-sectional Community Surveillance Using Filarial Antigen and Microfilaria Tests in Post Mass Drug Administered Areas
Study Site: Pekalong, Indonesia
The special epidemiological situation in Pekalongan (low residual LF infection rates following MDA) makes it ideal for comparing the Binax Now ICT card test and the Alere filariasis strip test. Results from this study agree with similar studies from other sites that find the Alere test strips are more sensitive than the Binax Now test.
University of Indonesia
Dr. Taniawati Supali