Epidemiology of concomitant infections due to Loa loa, Mansonella perstans, and Onchocerca volvulus in rain forest villages of Cameroon

@article{Wanji2003EpidemiologyOC,
  title={Epidemiology of concomitant infections due to Loa loa, Mansonella perstans, and Onchocerca volvulus in rain forest villages of Cameroon},
  author={Samuel Wanji and Nicholas Tendongfor and Mathias Eyong Esum and Sali A Ndindeng and Peter I. Enyong},
  journal={Medical Microbiology and Immunology},
  year={2003},
  volume={192},
  pages={15-21}
}
An epidemiological survey was conducted in 16 remote villages of the rain forest of southern Cameroon to ascertain the prevalence and intensity of three species of filariae: Loa loa, Onchocerca volvulus, and Mansonella perstans. We examined 1458 individuals for blood-dwelling microfilariae and 1255 of these were also for the presence of palpable nodules. All the villages surveyed were found highly endemic for onchocerciasis and mansonellosis with prevalence ranging from 28.44% to 87.17% for O… CONTINUE READING