Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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Mansonella perstans Filariasis in Africa

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4749-1

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.


Epidemiologic Study Prevalence Rate High Prevalence Rate Filarial Nematode 
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Further Reading

  1. Simonsen PE et al (2011) Mansonella filariasis in Africa. Actatropica 1205:S109–S120Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany