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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 109, No. 6, 2014, pp. 709-711
Bioline Code: oc14104
Full paper language: English
Document type: Report
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 109, No. 6, 2014, pp. 709-711

 en Mansonelliasis, a neglected parasitic disease in Haiti
Raccurt, Christian Pierre; Brasseur, Philippe & Boncy, Jacques

Abstract

Reported in Haiti as early as 1923, Mansonella ozzardi is still a neglected disease ignored by the health authorities of the country. This review is an update on the geographic distribution of the coastal foci of mansonelliasis in Haiti, the epidemiological profile and prevalence rates of microfilariae in people living in endemic areas, the clinical impact of the parasite on health and the efficiency of the transmission of the parasite among three Culicoides check for this species in other resources biting-midge species identified as vectors in Haiti. Additionally, interest in establishing a treatment programme to combat this parasite using a single dose of ivermectin is emphasised.

Keywords
mansonelliasis; Mansonella ozzardi; Haiti; neglected tropical disease

 
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