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Lymphatic Filariasis

  Aug 09, 2021

Lymphatic Filariasis

Q  Why is it in News ? 

A Recently, the Maharashtra government has started a drug administration drive for the elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) and become the first State in the country to resume giving rounds of the drug after the second wave of Covid-19.

Q What is Lymphatic Filariasis ?

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Q How can it be treated ?

Q What is prevalence of this disease in India ? 

Q What are some global initiatives to eradicate  it ?

The target set by GPELF in 2000 to eliminate LF as a public health problem globally by 2020 was not achieved. Despite setbacks due to Covid-19, WHO will accelerate work to achieve this target by 2030.