Treatment Survey in Northern Ghana : a Ocular Onchocerciasis

  title={Treatment Survey in Northern Ghana : a Ocular Onchocerciasis},
  author={CHARLES M. McLEAN}
DURING the years 1953-1955, the Medical Field Units of the Ministry of Health, Gold Coast (now Ghana), attempted to control ocular onchocerciasis in the Northern Territories by means of Antrypol (Suramin). A series of weekly injections of 1 g. was given to infested subjects for 5 weeks, with the object of eliminating the adult onchocercae. This scheme of… CONTINUE READING