Filariasis due to Loa loa and Mansonella perstans: distribution in the region of Okondja, Haut-Ogooué Province, Gabon, with parasitological and serological follow-up over one year.


The prevalence of Loa loa and Mansonella perstans filariasis has been determined in 6 rural villages in eastern Gabon. Between 18.9 and 27.2% of people carry L. loa microfilariae with an overall microfilarial rate of 25.1%. The microfilarial rate for M. perstans was more variable, between 33.3 and 62.2% (average 49.1%). No significant difference was seen in… (More)


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