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[Epidemiological study of onchocercosis in 5 villages of the valley of the Sanaga (Cameroon)].

@article{Ripert1977EpidemiologicalSO,
  title={[Epidemiological study of onchocercosis in 5 villages of the valley of the Sanaga (Cameroon)].},
  author={Christian Ripert and Dirk Riedel and R Yang and A Fouda Onana and I A Zimflou},
  journal={Bulletin de la Societe de pathologie exotique et de ses filiales},
  year={1977},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={
          178-86
        }
}
The study carried out in five villages in the Sanaga Valley of Cameroon was concerned with the prevalence of the disease, the level of infection and an evaluation of the effect of the parasites on the health of the people. Entomological data were also collected. The study was concerned with the onchocerciasis found in the forest area where the disease is hyperendemic. The males are infected moreoften than the females. Among the adults the skin and lymphatic lesions are extremly important. It… 

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