Bancroftian filariasis: patterns of vector abundance and transmission in two East African communities with different levels of endemicity.

@article{Rwegoshora2005BancroftianFP,
  title={Bancroftian filariasis: patterns of vector abundance and transmission in two East African communities with different levels of endemicity.},
  author={Rwehumbiza T. Rwegoshora and Erling M. Pedersen and Dunstan A. Mukoko and Dan Wolf Meyrowitsch and Naftal Masese and Mwele N Malecela-Lazaro and John Henry Ouma and Edwin Michael and Paul E. Simonsen},
  journal={Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology},
  year={2005},
  volume={99 3},
  pages={253-65}
}
Intensive monitoring of Wuchereria bancrofti vector abundance and transmission intensity was carried out in two communities, one with high-level endemicity for bancroftian filariasis (Masaika, Tanzania) and the other with low-level (Kingwede, Kenya), on the East African coast. Mosquitoes were collected in light traps, from 50 randomly selected households in each community, once weekly for 1 year. They were identified, dissected and checked for parity and filarial larvae. Anopheles gambiae s. l… CONTINUE READING
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