The identification of infective filarial larvae in Simuliidae.

  title={The identification of infective filarial larvae in Simuliidae.},
  author={Grant S. Nelson and F R Pester},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
Although it is recognized that the presence of animal filariae can lead to confusion in the interpretation of infection rates in mosquito vectors of filariasis, the filariae found in man-biting simuliids are usually assumed to be Onchocerca volvulus. The authors of this paper emphasize that it is unwise to calculate transmission indices from infection rates in man-biting simuliids unless there is confidence in the identification of the filarial larvae. In this respect they cite their… CONTINUE READING

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