The choice of the appropriate methods of intervention will depend upon the prevalence of infection, disease and transmission pattern for a given unit of intervention. There are two primary intervention designs.

  • Transmission Control

  • Morbidity Control

Transmission Control:
transmission control aims at interruption of transmission by either of the following methods:

Vector Control

Parasite Control


Morbidity Control:

For Morbidity control the following measures are currently suggested:

  • For prevention of ADL attacks foot care / hygiene and use of antibiotics, particularly long acting penicillin

  • For reduction or arrest of progression of lymphoedema, monthly courses of DEC (6mg/kg/day is 3 divided doses) and community based physiotherapeutic measures.

Vector Control Parasite Control

Last Updated on:06/05/2014