Impact of 3 years ivermectin treatment on onchocerciasis in Yanomami communities in the Brazilian Amazon.

@article{Banic2009ImpactO3,
  title={Impact of 3 years ivermectin treatment on onchocerciasis in Yanomami communities in the Brazilian Amazon.},
  author={Dalma Maria Banic and Regina Helena Santos Calv{\~a}o-Brito and Ver{\^o}nica Marchon-Silva and Joana C Schuertez and Lu{\'i}s Renerys de Lima Pinheiro and Marilene da Costa Alves and Ant{\^o}nio T{\^e}va and Marilza Maia-Herzog},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  year={2009},
  volume={112 2},
  pages={125-30}
}
In the current study, it was assessed, for the first time, the effect of ivermectin treatment administered twice a year on the prevalence and morbidity of onchocerciasis in the hyperendemic Yanomami communities of the Roraima State (Brazil). Physical and parasitological examinations were carried out every 6 months until six drug rounds of treatment were completed. The coverage during the six rounds of ivermectin treatment ranged from 89% to 92% of the eligible Yanomami population. Overall… CONTINUE READING

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