Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 16th, 2003
According to recent research published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, "The rapid immunochromatographic card test (ICT) for Wuchereria bancrofti circulating filarial antigen is being used to map areas endemic for lymphatic filariasis. However, the ICT is expensive; thus, surveys based on this test must be relatively limited. Our study was conducted to determine if village-based hydrocele surveys could be used to supplement the ICT surveys in the mapping activities.
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