Epidemiology of Malaria and Lymphatic Filariasis; Prevention and Control under Single Disease Control Program in Rural Nasarawa State, Nigeria

Abdullahi A.G., Alaku I.A, Hudu, S.B


Poor sanitary conditions are responsible for changes in patterns of diseases. The poor standard of living with its attendant poor sanitary conditions has reached an unprecedented level in Nasarawa State communities. The impact of these ecological and environmental changes, including the proliferation of water-holding containers (breeding sites for mosquitoes vectors of yellow fever, filariasis and malaria fever is exacerbating the problems of diseases. This paper highlight these deteriorating conditions and their implications for disease epidemiology. The link between Geographical distribution, vector population, symptoms, impact and control is tressed. The control under one program is discussed with the view to alert communities of a looming outbreak in rural and urban communities in Nasarawa State.


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