Longevity of Wuchereria bancrofti var. pacifica and mosquito infection acquired from a patient with low level parasitemia.

Abstract : Two cases are reported which illustrate important epidemiological aspects of lymphatic filariasis--prolonged longevity of the adult parasite and the possibility of transmission by individuals with ultra-low level microfilaremia. These cases demonstrate that people can remain carriers of microfilariae in the peripheral blood for many years without reinfection, and even those with a low level microfilaremia can constitute a significant reservoir of mosquito infection. Such cases represent one of the most serious obstacles to the eradication of lymphatic filariasis in regions where control is based on chemotherapy.
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American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1979, 28 (1), pp.53-5
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Bernard Carme, J. Laigret. Longevity of Wuchereria bancrofti var. pacifica and mosquito infection acquired from a patient with low level parasitemia.. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1979, 28 (1), pp.53-5. 〈hal-00715427〉

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