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Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry

, Volume 12, Supplement 1, pp 39–43 | Cite as

Bancroftian filariasis in south east Madhya Pradesh: Pre-control epidemilogical observations

  • Vandana Dixit
  • Ashok V. Kurup
  • A K Gupta
  • O M Kataria
  • G B K S Prasad
Filariasis
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Abstract

Lymphatic filariasis caused byWuchereria bancrofti is a major health problem next only to malaria. A study had been conducted to estimate the prevalence of microfilaraemia in a rural endemic community near Raipur. The incidence of microfilaramia in the community was found to be about 14% when studied by night finger prick method. The incidence appears to be more in males as compared to females. The infection rate in vector population i.e.,Culex quinquefasciatus was recorded at a rate of 10%. No relationship could be drawn between the rates of vector and human filarial infections or between the density of vector population and the rate of vector/human infection(s). Prior health education is essential before taking up control and preventive measures in given endemic zone.

Key Words

Filariasis W. bancrofti micofilaraemia transmission dynamics frequency distributor Vector-parasite relationship 

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© Association of Clinical Biochemists of India 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vandana Dixit
    • 1
  • Ashok V. Kurup
    • 1
  • A K Gupta
    • 1
  • O M Kataria
    • 1
  • G B K S Prasad
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Life SciencesPt.Ravishankar Shukla UniversityRaipurIndia

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