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CNN Examines Efforts To Eliminate Elephantiasis, Especially In India Where 40% Of Cases Occur

CNN: The worms inflating your limbs: The battle to eliminate elephantiasis
“…Of the 120 million people infected [with lymphatic filariasis, or elephantiasis,] worldwide, 40 million of them are disabled, or disfigured, according to the World Health Organization. There is no vaccine and no treatment, only these drugs to prevent further transmission of the disease. Of all the people in the world in need of this preventative treatment, over 40 percent of them live in India…” (Senthilingam, 3/12).