Long term impact of large scale community-directed delivery of doxycycline for the treatment of onchocerciasis

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Anti-Wolbachia treatment with doxycycline is effective in sterilising and killing adult Onchocerca volvulus nematodes, proving superior to ivermectin and of great potential as an alternative approach for the treatment and control of onchocerciasis, particularly in areas of Loa loa co-endemicity. Nevertheless, the length of the required treatment poses… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1756-3305-5-53

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@inproceedings{Tamarozzi2012LongTI, title={Long term impact of large scale community-directed delivery of doxycycline for the treatment of onchocerciasis}, author={Francesca Tamarozzi and Nicholas Tendongfor and Peter AI Enyong and Mathias Eyong Esum and Brian Faragher and Samuel Wanji and Mark J. Taylor}, booktitle={Parasites & Vectors}, year={2012} }