On Monday, September 23, 2019, the American Samoa Department of Public Health, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and PIHOA, launched the second round of their Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) Mass Drug Administration (MDA)! LF is a parasitic disease caused by worms that are spread to people by mosquitoes. Infection with these worms can cause swelling of the arms, legs and other body parts. People can become infected with the worms for a long time before they can start to see the effects of the disease. The MDA is the process of giving medication to all eligible persons in the community to stop and prevent LF. Participating in the MDA will ensure you and your family are protected from the effects of this disease. American Samoa is in its second year of the LF MDA process with the hopes of freeing their island nation from this disease.