Satellite mapping of Loa loa prevalence in relation to ivermectin use in west and central Africa

@article{Thomson2000SatelliteMO,
  title={Satellite mapping of Loa loa prevalence in relation to ivermectin use in west and central Africa},
  author={MC Thomson and Val{\'e}rie Obsomer and M Dunne and SJ Connor and D. H. Molyneux},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2000},
  volume={356},
  pages={1077-1078}
}
For many years, ivermectin has been widely distributed throughout west Africa for the safe and effective control of onchocerclasis. However, recent events in Loa-loa-endemic areas of Cameroon, where severe adverse reactions have occurred, now constrain the public-health use of this drug in the forest habitat of the L. loa vector. We have created a model of L. loa prevalence to identify areas where high endemicity may be associated with the occurrence of such reactions. The model results have… 
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