The impact of Mectizan on the transmission of onchocerciasis.

  title={The impact of Mectizan on the transmission of onchocerciasis.},
  author={Boakye A. Boatin and Jean Marc Hougard and E William Soumbey Alley and L K Akpoboua and Laur{\'e}nt Yam{\'e}ogo and Noumouza Dembele and Azodoga S{\'e}k{\'e}t{\'e}li and K. Yankum Dadzie},
  journal={Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology},
  volume={92 Suppl 1},
For many years there was no suitable drug available for the control of onchocerciasis. The advent of Mectizan (ivermectin, MSD; an effective microfilaricide), its registration in October 1987 for the treatment of human onchocerciasis, and its suitability for large-scale application were major break-throughs in the control of human onchocerciasis via chemotherapy. Several studies, both fly-feeding experiments and community trials, have established that Mectizan treatment causes a significant… CONTINUE READING

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