Interruption of Onchocerca volvulus transmission in the Abu Hamed focus, Sudan.

@article{Higazi2013InterruptionOO,
  title={Interruption of Onchocerca volvulus transmission in the Abu Hamed focus, Sudan.},
  author={Tarig B. Higazi and Isam M. A. Zarroug and Hanan Ali Mohamed and Wigdan A Elmubark and Tong Chor M. Deran and Nabil Aziz and Moses N. Katabarwa and Hassan K. Hassan and Thomas R. Unnasch and Charles D Mackenzie and Frank O. Richards and Kamal Hashim},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2013},
  volume={89 1},
  pages={51-7}
}
Abu Hamed, Sudan, the northernmost location of onchocerciasis in the world, began community-directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTI) in 1998, with annual treatments enhanced to semiannual in 2007. We assessed the status of the parasite transmission in 2011 entomologically, parasitologically, and serologically. O-150 pool screening showed no parasite DNA in 17,537 black flies collected in 2011 (95% confidence interval upper limit [95% CI UL] = 0.023). Skin microfilariae, nodules, and signs of… CONTINUE READING

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