Historical note on Loa loa: a reinterpretation.

  title={Historical note on Loa loa: a reinterpretation.},
  author={J Gr{\"u}tzig and B Jennes},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={26 4},
Loa loa, also known as the African eye worm, is a common parasite in the central part of West Africa. As Chrysops silacea and C. dimidiata, the only important vectors of loaiasis, are found exclusively in the tropical rain forests of West Africa, the parasite's transmission is confined to this region. References by early writers to the extraction of Loa loa… CONTINUE READING