Antibody responses in forest and savanna onchocerciasis in Ivory Coast.


Three foci of onchocerciasis transmission (two forest and one savanna, respectively) in the Republic of Ivory Coast were chosen for a comparative analysis of Onchocerca volvulus antigens and of patients' antibody responses. Clear differences between frequency and intensity of ocular pathology existed between the forest foci and the savanna focus. We found… (More)