Latest Publications and Research on Onchocerciasis / River Blindness

PLoS Negl Trop Dis    

Post-elimination surveillance in formerly onchocerciasis endemic focus in Southern Mexico.

Fernández-Santos NA, Unnasch TR, Rodríguez-Luna IC, Prado-Velasco FG, Adeniran AA, Martínez-Montoya H, Rodríguez-Pérez MA

All formerly endemic communities of the Southern Chiapas focus of onchocerciasis in Mexico were treated with ivermectin until parasite transmission wa... Read More

Source: PubMed

Front Genet    

Genomic Epidemiology in Filarial Nematodes: Transforming the Basis for Elimination Program Decisions.

Hedtke SM, Kuesel AC, Crawford KE, Graves PM, Boussinesq M, Lau CL, Boakye DA, Grant WN

Onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis are targeted for elimination, primarily using mass drug administration at the country and community levels. El... Read More

Source: PubMed

PLoS Negl Trop Dis    

In vivo efficacy of the boron-pleuromutilin AN11251 against Wolbachia of the rodent filarial nematode Litomosoides sigmodontis.

Ehrens A, Lunde CS, Jacobs RT, Struever D, Koschel M, Frohberger SJ, Lenz F, Fendler M, Turner JD, Ward SA, Taylor MJ, Freund YR, Stefanakis R, Easom E, Li X, Plattner JJ, Hoerauf A, Hübner MP

The elimination of filarial diseases such as onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis is hampered by the lack of a macrofilaricidal-adult worm killing-... Read More

Source: PubMed

J. Antimicrob. Chemother.  2020 Jan 20  

Safety of high-dose ivermectin: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Navarro M, Camprubí D, Requena-Méndez A, Buonfrate D, Giorli G, Kamgno J, Gardon J, Boussinesq M, Muñoz J, Krolewiecki A

Ivermectin is a key anthelmintic for the control of neglected tropical diseases. The main indications for population-level control with ivermectin thr... Read More

Source: PubMed

An Bras Dermatol  2019 Dec 31  

Update on parasitic dermatoses.

Cardoso AEC, Cardoso AEO, Talhari C, Santos M

These are cutaneous diseases caused by insects, worms, protozoa, or coelenterates which may or may not have a parasitic life. In this review the main ... Read More

Source: PubMed

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