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Epidemiological evaluation of onchocerciasis along Ogun River System, southwest Nigeria

Author(s): S.O. Sam-Wobo , M.A. Adeleke , O.A. Jayeola , A.O. Adeyi , A.S. Oluwole , M. Ikenga , A. Lawniye , J. Gazama , A. Kagni , T.O. Kosoko , O. Agbeyangi , S. Bankole , L. Toé , C.F. Mafiana & L. Yameogo

Journal: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases
ISSN 0972-9062

Volume: 49;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 101;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Ivermectin | microfilariae load | Nigeria | onchocerciasis | prevalence

Background & objective: Epidemiological studies were carried out to assess the prevalence and communitymicrofilarial load (CMFL) of onchocerciasis after repeated annual treatment with ivermectin along Ogun riverSystem, southwest Nigeria.Method: Skin snips were taken from consented participants in 11 selected communities along the River system.The microfilarial load of the community was estimated.Results: The prevalence and CMFL varied significantly in the communities (p

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