Lymphatic filariasis in western Ethiopia with special emphasis on prevalence of Wuchereria bancrofti antigenaemia in and around onchocerciasis endemic areas.

@article{Shiferaw2012LymphaticFI,
  title={Lymphatic filariasis in western Ethiopia with special emphasis on prevalence of Wuchereria bancrofti antigenaemia in and around onchocerciasis endemic areas.},
  author={Welelta Shiferaw and Tadesse Eshetu Tesfu Kebede and Patricia M Graves and Lemu Golasa and Teshome Gebre and Aryc W. Mosher and Abiot Tadesse and Heven Sime and Tariku Lambiyo and K. S. Mohanachandra Panicker and Frank O. Richards and Atakelty Gebremedihen. Hailu},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2012},
  volume={106 2},
  pages={
          117-27
        }
}
Lymphatic filariasis is known to be endemic in Gambella Region, western Ethiopia, but the full extent of its endemicity in other regions is unknown. A national mapping program for Ethiopia was initiated in 2008. This report summarizes initial data on the prevalence of Wuchereria bancrofti antigenaemia based on surveys carried out in a sampled population of 11685 individuals living in 125 villages (112 districts) of western Ethiopia. The overall prevalence rate was 3.7%, but high geographical… CONTINUE READING
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