Successful long-term maintenance of Mansonella perstans in an in vitro culture system

@inproceedings{Njouendou2017SuccessfulLM,
  title={Successful long-term maintenance of Mansonella perstans in an in vitro culture system},
  author={Abdel J{\'e}lil Njouendou and Manuel Ritter and Winston Patrick Chounna Ndongmo and Chi Anizette Kien and Gandjui Tchamatchoua Victor Narcisse and Fanny Fri Fombad and Dizzle Bita Tayong and Kenneth M Pfarr and Laura E. Layland and Achim Hoerauf and Samuel Wanji},
  booktitle={Parasites & Vectors},
  year={2017}
}
Approximately 114 million people are infected with Mansonella perstans in large proportions of Africa. In contrast to other filariae that infect humans, M. perstans-infected individuals show no distinct pathology or specific clinical picture, indicating a well-tuned adaptation to the host. In addition, since M. perstans adult worms reside in serous cavities which are difficult to access, research has been hindered and there is a paucity of knowledge about the biology of M. perstans, especially… CONTINUE READING
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