Onchocerciasis in Plateau State; Nigeria: ecological background, local disease perception & treatment; and vector/parasite dynamics.

@article{Nwoke1992OnchocerciasisIP,
  title={Onchocerciasis in Plateau State; Nigeria: ecological background, local disease perception & treatment; and vector/parasite dynamics.},
  author={Bertram E B Nwoke and Celestine O. E. Onwuliri and G. O. Ufomadu},
  journal={Journal of hygiene, epidemiology, microbiology, and immunology},
  year={1992},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={153-60}
}
The physico-biological ecological complex in Plateau State has by definition increased the potential of most rivers to support the breeding and dispersal of vector species as well as human acquisition and dissemination of the disease for several months in a year. Though villagers in endemic areas are of the know of the nuisance of blackfly bites, but the majority of them lacked the aetiological knowledge of onchocercal lesion. Hence disease management is misdirected towards consulting the… CONTINUE READING