Lawrence Usip

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To determine the repellent activity of Ocimum gratissimum volatile oil against Simulium damnosum (blackflies), a 12 month (January-December 2003) field study was conducted in three onchocerciasis endemic communities (Idomido, Obio camp, and Ikot Adaha) in Ini Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The result revealed that topical application of(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Onchocerciasis is endemic in some parts of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. This study describes the entomological parameters of transmission in three rural communities of Akwa Ibom State, prior to ivermectin intervention in 2004. METHODS Blackflies were caught using human bait and 90% of the flies were dissected for parity. All parous(More)
Aims: Nigeria is among the countries with a high rate of intestinal and malaria parasite coinfections. In view of this, it is important to investigate the prevalence and pattern of codistribution of these parasitic diseases among children living in developing countries especially in the rural communities. This study was undertaken to determine the(More)
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