Mansonella perstans filariasis in Africa.

  title={Mansonella perstans filariasis in Africa.},
  author={Paul E. Simonsen and Ambrose Winston Onapa and Santa Maria Asio},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  volume={120 Suppl 1},
Mansonella perstans is a vector-borne human filarial nematode, transmitted by tiny blood-sucking flies (biting midges). It is widespread in many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa and also occurs in parts of Central and South America. Despite the commonness of this parasite very few studies have been carried out on its epidemiology and on the morbidity resulting from it, and only few thorough drug trials have been conducted to look for effective and suitable drugs and drug regimens for treatment and… CONTINUE READING
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