Evaluation of Onchocerciasis Transmission in Tanzania: Preliminary Rapid Field Results in the Tukuyu Focus, 2015.

@article{Paulin2017EvaluationOO,
  title={Evaluation of Onchocerciasis Transmission in Tanzania: Preliminary Rapid Field Results in the Tukuyu Focus, 2015.},
  author={Heather N Paulin and Andreas Nshala and Akili K. Kalinga and Upendo John Mwingira and Ryan E. Wiegand and Vitaliano A. Cama and Paul Teige Cantey},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2017},
  volume={97 3},
  pages={
          673-676
        }
}
To compare diagnostic tests for onchocerciasis in a setting that has suppressed transmission, a randomized, age-stratified study was implemented in an area in Tanzania that had received 15 rounds of annual mass drug administration (MDA) with ivermectin. Study participants (N = 948) from 11 villages underwent a questionnaire, skin examination, skin snips, and blood draw. The burden of symptomatic disease was low. Ov-16 antibody rapid diagnostic test (RDT) results were positive in 38 (5.5… CONTINUE READING
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