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  1. Discovery of a new focus of human onchocerciasis in central Brazil.

    Article - En anglais

    An autochthonous case of human onchocerciasis was reported 13 years ago in the town of Minaçu, northern Goiás (Brazil), but a subsequent survey of the population using the traditional technique of examining skin biopsies with the light microscope failed to detect other cases.

    Recent surveys using more sensitive diagnostic techniques (serodiagnosis, DNA probes, Mazzotti test) that are detailed in this paper revealed the presence of other cases of the disease in Minaçu, the nearby town of Formoso and at the Buracao gold mine near Parana.

    The data show that transmission of the disease has occurred to local people living in town and on farms and that gold miners (garimpeiros) are a likely source of infection.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Onchocercose, Filariose, Nématodose, Helminthiase, Parasitose, Infection, Onchocerca volvulus, Nematoda, Nemathelminthia, Helmintha, Invertebrata, Epidémiologie, Foyer épidémiologique, Brésil, Amérique du Sud, Amérique, Homme, Peau pathologie, Oeil pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Onchocerciasis, Filariosis, Nematode disease, Helminthiasis, Parasitosis, Infection, Onchocerca volvulus, Nematoda, Nemathelminthia, Helmintha, Invertebrata, Epidemiology, Epidemiologic center, Brazil, South America, America, Human, Skin disease, Eye disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0390112

    Code Inist : 002B05E03B4C. Création : 22/03/2000.