The evaluation of microfilaremia (mf) was performed in 96% of the population aged 15 years or more in a village of Moorea, one of the Society Islands in French Polynesia.
Finger-prick and venous blood samples were collected simultaneously from 782 individuals in order to compare the results obtained by the standard blood film method and the membrane filtration technique.
Of the 782 blood- sampled inhabitants 69 (8.8%) were found mf positive. 39 (5%) were mf positive by both methods and 30 were mf positive by the membrane filtration technique only.
In these latter 30 carriers the geometric mean mf count was 19.7 mf/ml, significantly lower than that of 651.1 mf/ml in the 39 carriers positive by both techniques.
Mots-clés Pascal : Filariose, Nématodose, Helminthiase, Infection, Système lymphatique, Programme sanitaire, Homme, Exploration microbiologique, Exploration parasitologique, Evaluation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Filariosis, Nematod disease, Helminthiasis, Infection, Lymphatic system, Sanitary program, Human, Microbiological investigation, Parasitological investigation, Evaluation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0087448
Code Inist : 002B05E03B4D. Création : 199406.