Bancroftian filariasis in the Igwun Basin, Nigeria. An epidemiological, parasitological, and clinical study in relation to the transmission dynamics.

@article{Udonsi1988BancroftianFI,
  title={Bancroftian filariasis in the Igwun Basin, Nigeria. An epidemiological, parasitological, and clinical study in relation to the transmission dynamics.},
  author={J. K. Udonsi},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  year={1988},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={171-9}
}
A 12-month field and laboratory study was carried out to determine the epidemiology, clinical features, and transmission dynamics of bancroftian filariasis in the Igwun Basin, Nigeria. A total of 1,418 individuals (768 males, and 650 females) were examined for clinical signs of filariasis. 690 day provocative blood samples (DPS), and 728 night blood samples (NBS) were examined for microfilaremia. 14.3% of males and 11.1% of females were mf positive. 5.8% of DPS, and 19.5% of the NBS were mf… CONTINUE READING