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Cytospecies identifications of vectors of human onchocerciasis in south eastern Nigeria
Theobald complex are the only vectors of human onchocerciasis in West Africa. According to a WHO report (1995), Nigeria now has the largest number of people blinded by onchocerciasis, accounting forExpand
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Mapping of lymphatic filariasis in Benue State, Nigeria
An epidemiological mapping was undertaken from December, 2004 to February, 2005 with the aim of determining the prevalence of Wuchereria bancrofti in 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Benue State,Expand
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Cytotaxonomic identifications of the Simulium damnosum complex (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Nigeria
Cytotaxonomic analysis of Simulium damnosum s.l. larvae collected from 23 sites across 4 bioclimatic zones in Nigeria revealed the presence of 5 cytospecies (S. damnosum s.str., S. sirbanum, S.Expand
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Baboons as potential reservoirs of zoonotic gastrointestinal parasite infections at Yankari National Park, Nigeria.
BACKGROUND Zoonoses pose a risk to public health. OBJECTIVE To carry out the investigation of the prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites of baboons, Papio anubis, frequenting the Wikki base CampExpand
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Laboratory Assessment Of The Susceptability Of Some Varieties Of Zea mays Infested With Sitophilus zeamais , Motsch. (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) In Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
INTRODUCTION Maize is an important staple food and a source of invaluable nutrients. Weevils are known to be among the economically important insect pests of maize in Nigeria. These insects bore intoExpand
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Significant decrease in the prevalence of Wuchereria bancrofti infection in anopheline mosquitoes following the addition of albendazole to annual, ivermectin-based, mass treatments in Nigeria
Abstract A prospective entomological survey was conducted in four sentinel villages in central Nigeria from 1999–2002, to assess the impact of annual, single-dose, mass drug administrations (MDA),Expand
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Sex chromosome variation and cytotaxonomy of the onchocerciasis vector Simulium squamosum in Cameroon and Nigeria
Abstract. On the basis of sex chromosome variation, three cytotypes of Simulium squamosum (Enderlein) (Diptera: Simuliidae) are described from Cameroon and Nigeria. Simulium squamosum A is theExpand
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Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets Are Synergistic with Mass Drug Administration for Interruption of Lymphatic Filariasis Transmission in Nigeria
In central Nigeria Anopheles mosquitoes transmit malaria and lymphatic filariasis (LF). The strategy used for interrupting LF transmission in this area is annual mass drug administration (MDA) withExpand
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Status of Onchocerciasis Transmission after More Than a Decade of Mass Drug Administration for Onchocerciasis and Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination in Central Nigeria: Challenges in Coordinating the
Background This study was undertaken in five onchocerciasis/lymphatic filariasis (LF) co-endemic local government areas (LGAs) in Plateau and Nasarawa, Nigeria. Annual MDA with ivermectin had beenExpand
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A guide to the Simulium damnosum complex (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Nigeria, with a cytotaxonomic key for the identification of the sibling species
Abstract Although approximately 40% of all the people blinded by Onchocerca volvulus are Nigerians, almost nothing was known about the various cytospecies of the blackfly vectors present in NigeriaExpand
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