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- Duerr, Hans P.; Eichner, Martin
- International journal for parasitology 2010 v.40 no.6 pp. 641-650
- Onchocerca volvulus; epidemiology; equations; humans; indigenous species; ivermectin; microfilariae; onchocerciasis; parasites; risk factors; savannas; stochastic processes; Central Africa
- ... Control of onchocerciasis currently focuses on community-directed treatment with the microfilaricide ivermectin which effectively kills Onchocerca volvulus microfilariae in the human host. The feasibility of elimination by this control strategy has recently been reported for some foci in Africa which has rekindled discussions on evaluating the threshold conditions of elimination of onchocerciasis. ...