Contrasting Wuchereria bancrofti microfilaria rates in two Mangyan-populated Philippine villages.

@article{Ramirez2004ContrastingWB,
  title={Contrasting Wuchereria bancrofti microfilaria rates in two Mangyan-populated Philippine villages.},
  author={Bernadette L. Ramirez and Leda M Hernandez and Faith F Alberto and Michael Collins and Valentine N. Nfonsam and Tricia Punsalan and Michael A. Kron},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2004},
  volume={71 1},
  pages={
          17-23
        }
}
Lymphatic filariasis caused by infection with Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi is endemic in 45 of 77 provinces in The Philippines. To prepare the island of Mindoro for mass treatment using diethylcarbamazine and albendazole, complete census data were collected in rural villages. A sample of individuals selected from each of two adjacent villages was examined for microfilaremia. Microfilariae were detected from thin smears in 34 (13%) of 272 patients examined from the village of Bayanan… CONTINUE READING

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