Parasitological and clinical characterization of Simulium neavei-transmitted onchocerciasis in western Uganda.
In the forests of western Uganda onchocerciasis is transmitted by Simulium neavei s.s. Since little is known about the infection transmitted by this vector, a survey was made in 1991 with special regard to adult persons of 15 years and older in the 13 villages of the parish Kigoyera 40 km northeast of Fort Portal. 3268 (52 ;) of the 6271 registered inhabitants were examined clinically and parasitologically. - The highest microfilaria (mf) densities were found on the buttocks, lower ones on the shoulders and the lowest on the ankles.
In the parish the standardised prevalence of mf carriers was 62 ;. The crude prevalences of adult mf carriers ranged from 80 ; to 95 ; in the 13 villages.
Densities of 100 mf/snip or more were found in 25 ; of male persons.
Mots-clés Pascal : Onchocercose, Filariose, Nématodose, Helminthiase, Parasitose, Infection, Ouganda, Afrique, Transmission animal homme, Epidémiologie, Parasite, Pathogène, Onchocerca volvulus, Nematoda, Nemathelminthia, Helmintha, Invertebrata, Porteur, Prévalence, Sexe, Age, Répartition géographique, Etude statistique, Exploration parasitologique, Microfilaire, Homme, Peau pathologie, Oeil pathologie, Simulium neavei
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Onchocerciasis, Filariosis, Nematod disease, Helminthiasis, Parasitosis, Infection, Uganda, Africa, Transmission from animal to man, Epidemiology, Parasite, Pathogenic, Onchocerca volvulus, Nematoda, Nemathelminthia, Helmintha, Invertebrata, Carrier, Prevalence, Sex, Age, Geographic distribution, Statistical study, Parasitological investigation, Microfilaria, Human, Skin disease, Eye disease
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