Who Expert Committee on Filariasis

Book : Who Expert Committee on Filariasis

Author : * --

Language : English

Episode : Health-Safety-Environment

Publishing Location : Geneva

ISBN : 92 4 120542 3

Published Date : 1974

Publisher : World Health Organization WHO

Language : Turkish

Document Type : Book

Book No : 6112

INDEX

1. Distribution and prevalence of lymphatic filariasis (Wuchereria and Brugia
infections)
1.1 Areas of decreasing prevalence
1.2 Areas of increased prevalence
2. Evaluation of control measures
2.1 Chemotherapy
2.2 Experimental chemotherapy
2.3 Control of vectors
2.4 Sanitation, urban environmental improvement, and health education
3. Methods for epidemiological assessment
3.1 Assessment of clinical manifestations in surveys
3.2 Parasitological and immunodiagnostic procedures in surveys
3.3 Parameters for an analysis of the dynamics of transmission
4. Other fllarial parasites
4.1 Problems of taxonomy
4.2 Loa loa
4.3 Dipetalonema perstans
4.4 Dipetalonema streptocerca
4.5 Mansonella ozzardi
5. Research proposals
5.1 Epidemiology
5.2 Chemotherapy
5.3 Pathophysiology
5.4 Tmmunology
5.5 Vector control
5.6 Vector ecology and bionomics
5.7 Miscellaneous research proposals
6. Recommendations
Acknowledgements
Annex 1. The distribution of fllarial infections of man and their vectors
Annex 2. Protocols for filariasis surveys
Annex 3. Methods for the diagnosis of microfilaraemia

NOTES

Third Report/ This report contains the collective views of an international group of experts and does not necessarily represent the decision or the stated policy of the World Health Organization.