Washington University in St. Louis
Comparison of safety profile and acceptability between triple drug therapy (IVM,DEC,ALB) and standard two-drug therapy (DEC, ALB), plus STH evaluation.
Comparison of ICT and FST.
A total of 2,956 samples were investigated simultaneously via ICT cards and FTS - representative of the population of six health districts that had conducted five rounds of MDA for lymphatic filariasis.
- The multi-country studies on the same topic led to the endorsement by WHO for the FTS as an approved diagnostic tool.
Defining what are the appropriate tools to map LF in Loa endemic areas. Identifying if there is a Loa infection threshold that triggers the cross-reactivity in the ICT cards.
Comparison of 2X vs. 1X per year MDA on Brugia with MDA of DEC/Alb , plus STH evaluation
Binax Now Filariasis Test vs. Alere Filariasis Test Strip Comparison
Comparison of 2X vs. 1X per year MDA on W. bancrofti with MDA of IVM/Alb, plus STH evaluation (and Schistosoma in Foya only)
Comparison of 2X vs. 1X per year MDA, W. bancrofti with MDA of DEC/Alb, plus STH evaluation