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Egypt becomes the first country in Eastern Mediterranean region to eliminate lymphatic filariasis
eMediNexus,  13 March 2018
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Egypt becomes the first country in the Eastern Mediterranean Region of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the latest in the world to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF) as a public health problem. Egypt’s success comes after almost two decades of implementing sustained control and prevention measures (including mass treatment of populations) and surveillance in affected/at-risk localities. Egypt joins Cambodia, Cook Islands, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Niue, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, and Vanuatu already validated by WHO as achieving this criteria… (WHO, March 12, 2018).


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