Vector density, parasite prevalence, and transmission of Onchocerca volvulus in Guatemala.

@article{Porter1988VectorDP,
  title={Vector density, parasite prevalence, and transmission of Onchocerca volvulus in Guatemala.},
  author={Charles H. Porter and Richard C Collins and A David Brandling-Bennett},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1988},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={567-74}
}
Transmission of Onchocerca volvulus at 4 locations with different prevalences of human onchocerciasis in the Atitlán region of Guatemala is described in relation to vector density and infection rates. The percentages of residents with skin biopsies positive for microfilariae of O. volvulus at these locations were 13.8%, 33.3%, 65.4%, and 89.6%. The following variables associated with transmission were calculated from our observations (the values are presented in an order that corresponds with… CONTINUE READING

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