Use of Brugia Rapid dipstick and ICT test to map distribution of lymphatic filariasis in the democratic republic of Timor-Leste
Melrose, W., and Rahmah, N. (2006) Use of Brugia Rapid dipstick and ICT test to map distribution of lymphatic filariasis in the democratic republic of Timor-Leste. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 37 (1). pp. 22-25.
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The newly-introduced Brugia Rapid dipstick for filarial antibodies and ICT filarial antigen card test were used to confirm historical data on the distribution of lymphatic filariasis in the Republic of Timor-Leste. Twelve out of thirteen districts were confirmed as being endemic. Brugian filariasis predominates, with an average prevalence of 11.6%. The average prevalence of Bancroftian filariasis was 1.1%. The study demonstrated that the Brugia Rapid test can provide useful information about the distribution of Brugian filariasis in circumstances where it is difficult or impossible to obtain night blood samples for microfilariae.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||filariasis; Brugia; Rapid tests|
|FoR Codes:||11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology @ 50%|
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1108 Medical Microbiology > 110803 Medical Parasitology @ 50%
|SEO Codes:||92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920404 Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response) @ 100%|
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