A multidisciplinary study on bancroftian filariasis in Jakarta.

@article{Self1978AMS,
  title={A multidisciplinary study on bancroftian filariasis in Jakarta.},
  author={L S Self and Sufia Usman and H Sajioiman and F Part{\`o}n{\`o} and Michael J. Nelson and C P Pant and Toru Suzuki and H Mechfudin},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1978},
  volume={72 6},
  pages={581-7}
}
A study on bancroftian filariasis in Jakarta has indicated that one person in one year could be exposed to 223,000 bites of Culex pipens fatigans and to 1,941 infective-stage larvae of Wuchereria bancrofti. Blood surveys with 20 mm3 samples revealed a microfilaria rate of 6%. Although some cases of hydrocele (4% of 272 males examined) were found, there was little evidence of severe filarial disease in either males or females. Amongst wild-caught mosquitoes only 0.3% contained infective larvae… CONTINUE READING