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Andhra Pradesh ahead in controlling Filariasis and Leprosy


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oi-Foziya Khan

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Published: Monday, November 7, 2022, 20:54 [IST]

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Amaravati, Nov 7- Central government announced that AP is ahead in controlling the cases of filariasis, the erstwhile districts of Srikakulam, Krishna, Prakasam, Nellore and Chittoor being filarial free districts. The central government is taking measures and implementing a national vector-borne disease. Control program for malaria eradication in the country since 2002. Earlier, the rate of filariasis was very high in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, West and East Godavari, Krishna, Guntur Prakasam, Nellore and Chittoor.

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Meanwhile, East Godavari district was on top in controlling leprosy and with the measures taken by the authorities, no new cases have been reported in the last three years. Officials said that the government has taken several measures regarding the eradication of leprosy under the National Leprosy Eradication Program (NLEP), including the Disability Prevention Program on the 10th of every month, through which training is being given to the people suffering from leprosy.

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Andhra Pradesh ahead in controlling Filariasis and Leprosy

Story first published: Monday, November 7, 2022, 20:54 [IST]

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