New tools for diagnosis and monitoring of bancroftian filariasis parasitism: the Polynesian experience.

@article{Nicolas1997NewTF,
  title={New tools for diagnosis and monitoring of bancroftian filariasis parasitism: the Polynesian experience.},
  author={Luc Nicolas},
  journal={Parasitology today},
  year={1997},
  volume={13 10},
  pages={370-5}
}
Bancroftian filariasis is endemic in French Polynesia and control programs with diethylcarbamazine, started in the 1950s, led to a sharp reduction of the microfilaria prevalence. Consequently, the control program was interrupted in 1982. Ten years later, however, the incidence of the parasitism again reached pre-control levels (20-30% microfilaremia in some islands), indicating that the adult worms (for which no diagnostic tool was available) had persisted. Apart from research on chemotherapy… CONTINUE READING
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