Onchocerciasis in the Sudan by M. H. Satti

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Published by [s. n.] in Khartoum .

Written in English

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  • Onchocerciasis -- Sudan.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: leaves 31-32.

Book details

Statementprepared for the National Council for Research by M. H. Satti ; with an introductory word by El Sammani A. Yacoub.
LC ClassificationsRC142.5 .S27
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Pagination2, iii, 34 leaves, [1] leaf of plates :
Number of Pages34
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Open LibraryOL4619570M
LC Control Number77450336

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Onchocerciasis in the Sudan Republic. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. Apr; 53 (1)– MORGAN HV. Onchocerciasis in the Northern Sudan. J Trop Med Hyg. Jun; 61 (6)– SATTI MH, KIRK R.

Observations on the chemotherapy of onchocerciasis in Bahr el Ghazal Province, Sudan. Bull World Health Organ. Cited by: Over the last 30 years a large international partnership has successfully attacked onchocerciasis. This partnership has defeated the disease in 10 of the 11 countries in West Africa and is making progress in the remaining endemic countries in central Africa and East Africa.

The program, spanning 30 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, encompasses more than projects to create a. Abstract: A summary of the knowledge of onchocerciasis onchocerciasis Subject Category: Diseases, Disorders, and Symptoms see more details in the Sudan sudan Subject Category: Geographic Entities see more details up to the present by: The prevalence, intensity and clinical manifestations of onchocerciasis were investigated in three village communities along the Bahr El Arab and its tributaries in Southern Darfur, Western Sudan.

Onchocerca volvulus has not been reported from this region before. Over people were examined and the selection of patients was aimed at obtaining a cross-sectional view of the disease at all ages Cited by: 7. The current status of onchocerciasis in Abu Hamed, Northern Province, Sudan, was studied.

Of persons attending out-patient clinics in villages in this region, 71 were microfilariae-positive on skin snips or had palpable nodules. Microfilariae and worms in nodules were identified as Onchocerca volvulus. No microfilariae were seen in peripheral by: Sudan Onchocerciasis status.

In the Sudan, onchocerciasis is present mainly in the south. Rapid epidemiological mapping of onchocerciasis in Sudan, showing areas (in red) where community-directed treatment with ivermectin is needed.

This map is an approximation of actual country borders. Onchocerciasis in endemic and nonendemic populations: differences in clinical presentation and immunologic findings.

J Infect Dis. Sep;(3)– Tielsch JM, Beeche A. Impact of ivermectin on illness and disability associated with onchocerciasis.

Onchocerciasis, Elmubarak explains, is a painful eye and skin disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to humans through the bites of infected black flies that breed in fast-flowing streams and rivers.

The disease can cause horrible itching, skin rashes, disfigurement, and vision loss or blindness. Onchocerciasis, or river blindness, is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) caused by the parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus.

It is transmitted through repeated bites by blackflies of the genus Simulium. The disease is called river blindness because the blackfly that transmits the infection lives and breeds near fast-flowing streams and rivers, mostly near remote rural villages.

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