Epidemiological evaluation of onchocerciasis along Ogun River System, southwest Nigeria.

  title={Epidemiological evaluation of onchocerciasis along Ogun River System, southwest Nigeria.},
  author={Sammy Olufemi Sam-Wobo and Monsuru Adebayo Adeleke and Omotola Abiola Jayeola and Akindele O Adeyi and Akinola Stephen Oluwole and M Ikenga and F Lawniye and J Gazama and A Kagni and T O Kosoko and Oludare Alani Agbeyangi and Sunday Bankole and Laurent D. To{\'e} and Chiedu Felix Mafiana and Laur{\'e}nt Yam{\'e}ogo},
  journal={Journal of vector borne diseases},
  volume={49 2},
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE Epidemiological studies were carried out to assess the prevalence and community microfilarial load (CMFL) of onchocerciasis after repeated annual treatment with ivermectin along Ogun river System, southwest Nigeria. METHOD Skin snips were taken from consented participants in 11 selected communities along the River system. The microfilarial load of the community was estimated. RESULTS The prevalence and CMFL varied significantly in the communities (p <0.05). The… CONTINUE READING

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