Wuchereria bancrofti infection in human and mosquito populations of a Polynesian village ten years after interruption of mass chemoprophylaxis with diethylcarbamazine.

@article{Cartel1992WuchereriaBI,
  title={Wuchereria bancrofti infection in human and mosquito populations of a Polynesian village ten years after interruption of mass chemoprophylaxis with diethylcarbamazine.},
  author={J. L. Cartel and Ngoc Lam Nguyen and Arthur Spiegel and JEAN-PAUL MOULIA-PELAT and R Plichart and Pilar Miralles Mart{\'i}n and A B Manuellan and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Lardeux},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1992},
  volume={86 4},
  pages={414-6}
}
In 1991, a study on Wuchereria bancrofti microfilariae (mf) and infection rates was carried out in the human and mosquito populations of a Polynesian village where, 10 years before, the mf prevalence rate was 6.4% and twice-yearly mass treatment with 3 mg/kg of diethylcarbamazine (DEC) was interrupted. Venous blood samples were collected from 575 (97%) individuals aged 15 years or more, of whom 122 (21.4%) were mf positive. The mf carrier prevalence rate was 27.4% in males, significantly higher… CONTINUE READING

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