Prospects for the control of onchocerciasis in Africa with special reference to the Volta River basin.

@article{Waddy1969ProspectsFT,
  title={Prospects for the control of onchocerciasis in Africa with special reference to the Volta River basin.},
  author={B B Waddy},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1969},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={843-58}
}
  • B B Waddy
  • Published 1969 in Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Onchocerciasis is found in association with all the main river systems of northern tropical Africa, and there are endemic foci south of the Equator. Heavy and prolonged infection may cause blindness and intense pruritus. The vectors, Simulium damnosum and S. neavei, are also intolerable pests when they swarm. The disease and its vector together cause serious economic loss and are a main cause of the depopulation of river valleys in the savanna lands.The basin of the River Volta, in which the… CONTINUE READING

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