Journal article

Impact of a 3-year mass drug administration pilot project for taeniasis control in Madagascar

Noromanana Sylvia Ramiandrasoa, Pascaline Ravoniarimbinina, Armand Rafalimanantsoa Solofoniaina, Iharilanto Patricia Andrianjafy Rakotomanga, Samuel Hermas Andrianarisoa, Sophie Molia, Anne-Marie Labouche, Anna Sophie Fahrion, Meritxell Donadeu, Bernadette Abela-Ridder, Davidra Rajaonatahina

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2020


Taenia solium is endemic in Madagascar and presents a significant burden on the population and the health system. The parasite cycles through humans who host the adult tapeworm, and pigs that host the larval stages. Accidental infection of humans may occur with the larval stages which encyst in the nervous central system causing neurocysticercosis, a major cause of seizure disorders and a public health problem. One of the interventions to facilitate the control of the disease is mass drug administration (MDA) of the human population with taeniacide. Here we describe a pilot project conducted in Antanifotsy district of Madagascar from 2015 to 2017 where three annual rounds of MDA (praziquante..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was partially funded by the World Health Organization. WHO participated in the study design, decision to publish and preparation of the manuscript.