David C. Reeve

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Lymphatic filariasis (LF) caused by Wuchereria bancrofti is present at high prevalence in some parts of Papua New Guinea. However, there has been no rigorous data-based representative assessment of nationwide prevalence of LF. The LF programme has been daunted by the scope of the problem, and progress on mass drug administration (MDA) has been slow and(More)
The Kato Katz method is the most common way of performing worm-egg counts on human faecal samples, but it must be done in the field using freshly collected samples. This makes it difficult to use in remote, poorly accessible situations. This paper describes a simple method for egg counts on preserved samples collected in the field and sent to a central(More)
The philosopher tries to define it [life], but no definition will cover its infinite and self-contradictory variety. The idea of life, the sense of being alive, are the most familiar and the most difficult to understand of the concepts we meet. Few biologists today think it is worthwhile to pay much attention to that distinction [between life and non-life].(More)
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