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Disease Mapping Could Help Control And Eliminate Loiasis, Other NTDs, Study Says

In this End the Neglect blog post, Linda Diep, communications and grassroots assistant with the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, discusses how “[m]apping of Loa Loa Filariasis (also known as loiasis) could help in the innovation of new strategies to eliminate and control onchocerciasis (river blindness) and lymphatic filariasis (LF), according to a recently released article from the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.” She says “mapping will soon lead to the control and elimination of [neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)], allowing for improved quality of life for billions of individuals” (8/18).

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