Environmental assessment of larvicide use in the onchocerciasis control programme.

@article{Calamari1998EnvironmentalAO,
  title={Environmental assessment of larvicide use in the onchocerciasis control programme.},
  author={Davide Calamari and Laur{\'e}nt Yam{\'e}ogo and Jean Marc Hougard and Christian L{\'e}v{\^e}que},
  journal={Parasitology today},
  year={1998},
  volume={14 12},
  pages={
          485-9
        }
}
The objective of the Onchocerciasis Control Programme (OCP) is to eliminate onchocerciasis as a disease of public importance and as an obstacle to socio-economic development. The OCP was initially based solely on the control of the blackfly vector, Simulium damnosum sensu lato, by insecticide spraying of the breeding sites on river systems, where larval stages develop. Results of monitoring the environmental effects and the process of risk assessment for new insecticides are reviewed. The… CONTINUE READING

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