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Quantitative studies on the transmission of Onchocerca volvulus by Simulium damnosum in the Bong Range, Liberia

Garms, R.

Zeitschrift für Tropenmedizin und Parasitologie 24(3): 358-372


ISSN/ISBN: 0044-359X
PMID: 4744222
Accession: 000174530

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As part of an investigation of the quantitative aspects of the transmission of Onchocerca volvulus in the tropical rain forest in western Liberia, where onchocerciasis is hyperendemic but eye lesions and blindness are relatively uncommon, the daily and annual cycles of biting densities of Simulium damnosum Theo. and the age-composition of the population of this species and infestation rates in it were studied for one or more years at each of seven catching sites in the Bong Range near the St.

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