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Onchocerciasis

Parasitology

Helminths

  1. Janette E. Bradley BSc, PhD1,
  2. James A.G. Whitworth MD, FRCP, MFPH, DTM&H2,
  3. Maria-Gloria Basáñez MSc, PhD, FRES Senior Lecturer and MSc Course Organiser3

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0204

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Bradley, J. E., Whitworth, J. A. and Basáñez, M.-G. 2010. Onchocerciasis. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Nottingham, School of Biology, Nottingham, UK

  2. 2

    Wellcome Trust, Head of International Activities, London, UK

  3. 3

    Imperial College School of Medicine, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    The Parasite
  • 2
    Transmission, Epidemiology, and Control
  • 3
    Chemotherapy
  • 4
    Diagnosis
  • 5
    Clinical, Pathological, and Immunological Aspects of Infection
  • 6
    Future Directions

Keywords:

  • Onchocerciasis;
  • Wolbachia;
  • Microfilariae;
  • human Onchocerciasis;
  • annual transmission potential (ATP);
  • monthly biting rate (MBR);
  • Onchocerciais Control Programme (OCP);
  • Onchocerca volvulus