Evidence for suppression of Onchocerca volvulus transmission in the Oaxaca focus in Mexico.

  title={Evidence for suppression of Onchocerca volvulus transmission in the Oaxaca focus in Mexico.},
  author={Mario A. Rodr{\'i}guez-P{\'e}rez and Cristian Lizarazo-Ortega and Hassan kamal Hassan and Alfredo Dom{\'i}nguez-V{\'a}squez and Jorge Fernando M{\'e}ndez-Galv{\'a}n and Patricia Lugo-Moreno and Mauricio Sauerbrey and Frank O. Richards and Thomas R. Unnasch},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={78 1},
Entomologic and serologic surveys were performed in four sentinel communities in the Oaxaca focus in southern Mexico to assess the level of transmission and exposure incidence to Onchocerca volvulus. All communities have been receiving ivermectin mass treatment twice per year since 1997. In one community, parasite DNA was detected by polymerase chain reaction-enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in 2004 in one pool of 50 vector heads of 170 such pools (8,500 flies) examined, which indicated an… CONTINUE READING
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