Pacific making gains against Elephantiasis

MATA’UTU, 09 OCTOBER 2018 (RNZ PACIFIC) – Palau and Wallis and Futuna have eliminated lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem. Also known as elephantiasis, the mosquito-borne disease can lead to permanent disfigurement and disability. The World Health Organisation said the elimination came after nearly four decades of mass treatment and monitoring programs. The director […]

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