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Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and middle-income countries.
Adapted from Adinarayanan S, Critchley J, Das PK, Gelband H. Diethylcarbamazine (DEC)-medicated salt for community-based control of lymphatic filariasis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD003758. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003758.pub2.
DEC-medicated salt is a safe and effective method for controlling lymphatic filariasis when used by entire communities.
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