Forest onchocerciasis in Cameroon: its distribution and implications for selection of communities for control programmes.

@article{Aldana1997ForestOI,
  title={Forest onchocerciasis in Cameroon: its distribution and implications for selection of communities for control programmes.},
  author={J Mendoza Aldana and Helga Piechulek and Jason M. Maguire},
  journal={Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology},
  year={1997},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={
          79-86
        }
}
The prevalence of infection and disease due to Onchocerca volvulus in regions at different altitudes and distances from the nearest breeding site for the Simulium vectors were studied in a forested area of Cameroon. A total of 1,785 subjects in 14 villages underwent clinical and parasitological evaluation. According to WHO endemicity criteria, villages 267 and 720 m above the sea level (asl) were hyperendemic, whereas lower villages, at 55 n asl, were meso-endemic. Altitude was positively… CONTINUE READING

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