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Space-spraying activity outside a public building during a chikungunya outbreak in Mauritius, 2006. Timely and proper space-spray application of insecticides is useful in reducing transmission of dengue and chikungunya.
Mass vaccination campaign of dogs, United Republic of Tanzania. Dogs continue to be the main carrier of rabies, particularly in Africa and Asia. Humans most often become infected through the bite or scratch of an infected dog. Mass vaccination of pets helps to prevent occurrence of human rabies.
©National Buruli Ulcer Control Programme, Ghana
Child receiving treatment at Agogo hospital, Ghana. Early detection of Buruli ulcer disease is crucial to prevent complications and surgery.
©National Yaws Control Programme, Ghana
Health care worker preparing benzathine penicillin in a yaws treatment campaign, West Akim district, Ghana.Yaws is cured by a single dose of benzathine penicillin which can prevent chronic disfigurement and disability.
Patient awaiting treatment during a 2005 outbreak in Libo Kemkem, Highlands, Ethiopia.Visceral leishmaniasis, also known as kala-azar causes irregular bouts of fever, substantial weight loss, swelling of the spleen and liver and anaemia. If untreated, fatality rate can be high.
Triple drug administration in Zanzibar: health worker recording treatment with albendazole, ivermectin and praziquantel dispensed to villagers living in areas co-endemic for lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiases.
©Valladares M. Unidad de vectores. SIBASI Sonsonate. Ministerio de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social.
Child presenting Romaña sign waiting to be seen by a doctor in Sonsonate, El Salvador, 2007.Chagas disease is curable if treatment is initiated soon after infection, but cure rates diminish the longer it takes to tackle the infection. Purplish swelling of both lids of one eye, also called the Romaña sign, is a possible visible mark of acute infection.
A The human-animal interface in a street market scene in Mbour, Senegal. As many diseases affecting vulnerable popu-lations originate from animals, an integrated human and animal health approach is needed to prevent disease occurrence in humans.
Distribution of mebendazole to school children in Bac Can province in Viet Nam. The use of the school infrastructure to deliver deworming allows a low-cost distribution of drugs and ensures a higher rate of treatment.
©WHO/NTD. A community drug distributor carrying ivermectin and a dose-pole during an onchocerciasis treatment campaign is making her way to a remote village in Cameroon.
Farmer transporting a pig in rural Cambodia. Cysticerco-sis has a serious impact on the agricultural systems of pig-producing communities. Cysticercosis is responsible for poor pork quality and the labelling of pig carcasses as condemned, thereby reducing farmers’ income.
Children confirming haematuria (blood-urine) by show of hands during a schistosomiasis (bilharziasis) education session at a primary school in Bongo, Ghana. Schistoso-miasis causes anaemia, stunting and a reduced ability to learn among children.
Man cleaning fish in Thanh Hóa province, north central Viet Nam. Consumption of traditional dishes containing raw fresh-water fish is linked with transmission of clonorchiasis and opisthorchiasis.
Mobile team of national health care workers performing syste-matic screening of population for human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) in Bodo village, Chad. Confirmation of infection by serological and parasitological tests is always followed by treatment. If untreated the disease is usually fatal.