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Vietnam has gotten rid of elephantiasis: WHO

Elephantiasis often leads to permanent disfigurement and disability, causing people to suffer from stigma, depression and anxiety.

The WHO has named Vietnam among countries that have successfully eliminated elephantiasis as a public health problem. Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien received a certificate for the elimination from the World Health Organization in Manila on Monday. “Lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis) used to be endemic in several parts of Vietnam, …

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