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Captured in 2016, in the Haitian town of Limbe, this image depicted a piece of Styrofoam, that was being used to support pencils, each encircled by rings of filter paper, used in the processing of blood samples extracted from the local townsfolk, for purposes of conducting a lymphatic filariasis (LF) survey. This method allowed the blood samples to dry undisturbed. The elimination of LF in the Americas is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) winnable battle. Through mass drug administration (MDA), the global community has made great progress towards eliminating LF, as a public health problem. In support of this, CDC has partnered with Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population (Ministere de la Sante Publique et de la Population), to determine if the disease is still circulating in Limbe, in Northern Haiti. Health workers collected blood from community members for filariasis testing at a central laboratory.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ CDC-Connects, Theresa Roebuck
Creation Date: 2016
Photo Credit: Caitlin Worrell
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