Washington: Researchers have found that insecticide-treated bed nets reduce transmission of lymphatic filariasis to undetectable levels - even in the absence of additional medication. The World Health Organization reports that more than 120 million people suffer from lymphatic filariasis, commonly known as elephantiasis. About a third of that number are disfigured or disabled by the disease, a parasitic-worm infection spread by mosquitoes."Our study quantifies the effect of the most widely implemented vector control measure - insecticide-treated bed nets - and highlights the importance of integrating this type of intervention as a part of the global strategy to eliminate lymphatic filariasis," senior author and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine professor James Kazura, said.
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