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Filarial worms that cause human lymphatic filariasis (LF) are transmitted by many species of mosquitoes. Globally, 120 million people are affected, and 40 million are disfigured and disabled by complications such as severe swelling of the legs (elephantiasis). The Global Programme to Eliminate LF (GPELF) aims to interrupt disease transmission through mass drug administration (MDA), and to control illness and suffering in affected persons. The disease is targeted for elimination by 2020 throughdoi:10.5281/zenodo.3782252 fatcat:mq7sq5n43veopg7aijymsdilni