Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Onchocerciasis Control Programs (OCP)

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2205

This is one of the control programs in Africa which is concentrated on vector control ( Simulium), the African programme for Onchocerciasis control (APOC), however, concentrates on chemotherapy, while the program for the Americas (OEPA) employs nodulectomy in addition to chemotherapy ( Ivermectin).

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