Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn


  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2188

The Onchocercosis Elimination Program for the Americas of the WHO targets on a complete elimination of the transmission and the residual reservoir of infection in the endemic Latin American countries. Vectors are Simulium ochraneum flies.

Further Reading

  1. Rodriguez-Perez MA et al (2013) Detection of Onchocerca volvulus in Latin American black flies for pool-screening PCR. Parasitol Res 112:3925–3931CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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