Bancroftian filariasis in Kwale District of Kenya. I. Clinical and parasitological survey in an endemic community.

@article{Estambale1994BancroftianFI,
  title={Bancroftian filariasis in Kwale District of Kenya. I. Clinical and parasitological survey in an endemic community.},
  author={Benson B A Estambale and Paul E. Simonsen and Robert J. Jr. Knight and Job J. Bwayo},
  journal={Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology},
  year={1994},
  volume={88 2},
  pages={
          145-51
        }
}
A cross-sectional parasitological and clinical survey for Wuchereria bancrofti infection was carried out in an endemic community of south-eastern Kenya, to obtain background epidemiological information for detailed serological studies on bancroftian filariasis in the same community. Quantitative examination of night blood samples (100 microliters) from 1129 individuals (76% of the population), using the counting chamber technique, revealed circulating microfilariae in 13.7% of the study group… CONTINUE READING

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