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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 103, No. 4, 2008, pp. 409-411
Bioline Code: oc08071
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 103, No. 4, 2008, pp. 409-411

 en Current profile of Mansonella ozzardi check for this species in other resources (Nematoda: Onchocercidae) in communities along the Ituxi river, Lábrea municipality, Amazonas, Brazil
Medeiros, Jansen Fernandes; Py-Daniel, Victor; Barbosa, Ulysses Carvalho & Ogawa, Guilherme Maerschner

Abstract

The objective of this paper was to describe the current status of Mansonella ozzardi check for this species in other resources prevalence among the inhabitants of 12 communities along the Ituxi river, in Lábrea municipality, state of Amazonas. The prevalence of M. ozzardi was determined using thick blood smears obtained by digital punctures. M. ozzardi was found in 30.23% of the samples collected (39/129), with similar prevalence between genders (males: 30.30%; females: 30.16%); the highest prevalence was found in homemakers (45.45%) followed by farmers (38.77%). Among age groups, males and females older than 48 exhibited the highest rates. These results show a significative increase in the prevalence when compared to a epidemiological study made 26 years ago in the same area as well as a different epidemiological profile (gender and occupation) in relation to other areas in Amazonas.

Keywords
Filariasis - Mansonelliasis - Mansonella ozzardi

 
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