A reconnaissance survey for the presence of lymphatic filariasis is made in 41 chiefdoms of north east Ghana.
Four disease levels are identified culminating in hyperendemic disease foci associated with two Government-introduced rice irrigation projects.
Attention is also drawn to the disease effects of small village dams.
Multiple concurrent infections are noted.
Within the most stricken irrigation villages, aspects of concealment, stigma and marriage are considered.
Failure to control lymphatic filariasis has led to hospital avoidance and neglect of the disease jointly by patients, physicians and nurses.
Mots-clés Pascal : Eléphantiasis, Développement économique, Répartition géographique, Filariose, Nématodose, Helminthiase, Infection, Epidémiologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Lymphatique pathologie, Réseau irrigation, Riz, Homme, Ghana, Afrique, Nord est, Milieu rural, Prévention, Article synthèse
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Elephantiasis, Economic development, Geographic distribution, Filariosis, Nematod disease, Helminthiasis, Infection, Epidemiology, Cardiovascular disease, Lymphatic vessel disease, Irrigation network, Rice, Human, Ghana, Africa, Northeast, Rural environment, Prevention, Review
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Cote : 92-0584717
Code Inist : 002B05E03B4D. Création : 199406.