Mansonella perstans Filariasis in Africa
Patients bearing this filarial nematode have been reported from 33 countries in the sub-Saharan Africa – often with very high prevalence rates among children. Since there are very few epidemiologic studies, the Mansonella perstans filariasis is classified as the most neglected of the neglected diseases.
KeywordsEpidemiologic Study Prevalence Rate High Prevalence Rate Filarial Nematode
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