Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Onchocerciasis Serosurveillance

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4788-1

In Uganda the fight against onchocerciasis is battling on two fields: (1) vector control and (2) mass treatment of infected humans.

This program relies heavily upon serosurveillance of children and thus until Dec 2013, 39,000 persons from 11 foci had been controlled using the Ov16ELISA test. The results showed that the test system is a very useful operational tool.


Vector Control Infected Human Operational Tool Mass Treatment 
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Further Reading

  1. Oguttu D et al (2013) Serosurveillance to monitor onchocerciasis elimination: The Ugandan experience. Am Soc Trop Med Hyg. doi:10.4269/ajtmh.13-0546Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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