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Onchocerciasis


Onchocerciasis



Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 80(4): 67



ISSN/ISBN: 0022-5304

PMID: 886634

DOI: 10.1016/0140-6736(93)90011-5

Of 97 Indians examined in the Toototobi River area, Amazonas State, Brazil, in 1976, 91.7% were infected with Onchocerca. This was much higher than in a previous survey in 1973 (63.8%). Whereas in the earlier survey only one skin snip had been taken (from the upper part of the body), in the 2nd survey 2 were taken, one from the upper body and one from the buttocks; the number of microfilariae found in the lower part of the body was greater than that in the upper part.

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