Does community distribution of diethylcarbamazine (DEC) -medicated salt reduce lymphatic filariasis infection in endemic areas? Evidence Update, Filariasis Series, November 2007.

Abstract

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.

Citation

Effective Health Care Research Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, pp.2

Does community distribution of diethylcarbamazine (DEC) -medicated salt reduce lymphatic filariasis infection in endemic areas? Evidence Update, Filariasis Series, November 2007.

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