Bancroftian filariasis in the Kassena Nankana District of the upper east region of Ghana : a preliminary study.
A filariasis prevalence survey was conducted in April 1992 in the Southern sector of the Kassena Nankana District which was the site of the Ghana Vitamin A Supplementation morbidity trial.
In all, 106 compounds from five different communiries were randomly selected from the vitamin A trial database.
All resident compound members of 10 years and above were clinically examined and blood was taken for thick films between 2100 and 0200 hours.
Haemoglobin levels were also measured.
All the blood slides were examined by the investigators in Navrongo.
Two reference laboratories examined 10% each of the slides for quality control.
In all, 531 people were examined, 247 males and 284 females.
Mots-clés Pascal : Filariose, Nématodose, Helminthiase, Parasitose, Infection, Wuchereria bancrofti, Nematoda, Nemathelminthia, Helmintha, Invertebrata, Ghana, Afrique, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Clinique, Exploration parasitologique, Parasitémie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Filariosis, Nematod disease, Helminthiasis, Parasitosis, Infection, Wuchereria bancrofti, Nematoda, Nemathelminthia, Helmintha, Invertebrata, Ghana, Africa, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Clinic, Parasitological investigation, Parasitemia
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Code Inist : 002B05E03B4D. Création : 199406.