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Management of Lymphatic Filariasis with Impact on Morbidity Control in Bangladesh
LF is the highest disease burden of any tropical disease except malaria. It takes a tremendous toll on individuals through physical disability and social stigmatization caused by the parasite Wuchereria bancrofti, which is the classic causative agent of LF in humans. The LF is the second leading cause of disability worldwide and is primarily a disease of the poorest of the poor. Despite this, there is limited socio-cultural research into the burden of disability associated with LF. In-depth qualitative research exploring disability from the client, family and community perspectives is limited. There is a need to find out the level of disability at various stages of the disease and following different intervention methods. This information is vital for public health planners for cost rehabilitation needs within LF endemic communities. With this context, we conducted a KAP survey to obtain an accurate knowledge of LF and found poverty and lack of knowledge, attitudes, and practices for the LF are the factors responsible for low coverage of MDA and morbidity control in Bangladesh. This information is vital for understanding the target’s in-depth information and conducting individual health activities.
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Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
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