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Maria P Rebollo
Affiliation: Task Force for Child Survival and Development
Cano J, Rebollo M, Golding N, Pullan R, Crellen T, Soler A, et al. The global distribution and transmission limits of lymphatic filariasis: past and present. Parasit Vectors. 2014;7:466 pubmed publisher
..This first global map can help evaluate the progress of interventions and guide surveillance activities. ..
de Souza D, Ansumana R, Sessay S, Conteh A, Koudou B, Rebollo M, et al. The impact of residual infections on Anopheles-transmitted Wuchereria bancrofti after multiple rounds of mass drug administration. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:488 pubmed publisher
..Thus, we propose a modification of the WHO recommendation for the timing of sentinel and spot-check site assessments in national programs. ..
Moraga P, Cano J, Baggaley R, Gyapong J, Njenga S, Nikolay B, et al. Modelling the distribution and transmission intensity of lymphatic filariasis in sub-Saharan Africa prior to scaling up interventions: integrated use of geostatistical and mathematical modelling. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:560 pubmed publisher
..7 to 30, with large variations between and within regions. LF transmission is highly heterogeneous, and the developed maps can help guide intervention, monitoring and surveillance strategies as countries progress towards LF elimination. ..