Dec 1, 1982

Filariasis in Amerindians of western Guyana with observations on transmission of Mansonella ozzardi by a Simulium species of the amazonicum group

Tropenmedizin Und Parasitologie
M B NathanP Munroe

Abstract

In order to conduct experimental infection studies of Mansonella ozzardi in local haematophagous Diptera, volunteers infected with this parasite were identified during a microfilaria survey in four Amerindian villages in the Pakaraima Mountains of western Guyana, near the Brazilian border. M. ozzardi microfilariae were detected in thick blood smears from 8-21% of persons examined. They were also found in skin snips from 8/73 persons all of whom were positive by blood smear examination. No Onchocerca volvulus microfilariae were detected. Dipetalonema perstans infections were found in three of the four villages but prevalence rates were only 1-8%. Manbaited catches of haematophagous Diptera made at the onset of the dry season in one of the villages yielded only three Simulium species. After flies were engorged on infected volunteers, M. ozzardi larvae developed to the infective stage in 6-7 days in the most abundant species, a member of the Simulium amazonicum group. Man-biting rates of up to 156 per 15-minute period were recorded for this species in midday collections along river banks near one of the villages. Developing filariae, including infective larvae of M. ozzardi, were also found in wild-caught flies. It was concluded t...Continue Reading

  • References
  • Citations

References

  • We're still populating references for this paper, please check back later.
  • References
  • Citations

Citations

  • This paper may not have been cited yet.

Mentioned in this Paper

Mansonella perstans
Acanthocheilonema Perstans Infection
Insect Vectors
Larva
Dipetalonema Infections
Blood Smear
Diptera
Dipetalonema Perstans Infection
Simulium genus
Simulium subgenus

About this Paper

Trending Feeds

COVID-19

Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Bone Marrow Neoplasms

Bone Marrow Neoplasms are cancers that occur in the bone marrow. Discover the latest research on Bone Marrow Neoplasms here.

IGA Glomerulonephritis

IgA glomerulonephritis is a chronic form of glomerulonephritis characterized by deposits of predominantly Iimmunoglobin A in the mesangial area. Discover the latest research on IgA glomerulonephritis here.

Cryogenic Electron Microscopy

Cryogenic electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) allows the determination of biological macromolecules and their assemblies at a near-atomic resolution. Here is the latest research.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.

LRRK2 & Immunity During Infection

Mutations in the LRRK2 gene are a risk-factor for developing Parkinson’s disease. However, LRRK2 has been shown to function as a central regulator of vesicular trafficking, infection, immunity, and inflammation. Here is the latest research on the role of this kinase on immunity during infection.

Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Antiphospholipid syndrome or antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS or APLS), is an autoimmune, hypercoagulable state caused by the presence of antibodies directed against phospholipids.

Meningococcal Myelitis

Meningococcal myelitis is characterized by inflammation and myelin damage to the meninges and spinal cord. Discover the latest research on meningococcal myelitis here.

Alzheimer's Disease: MS4A

Variants within membrane-spanning 4-domains subfamily A (MS4A) gene cluster have recently been implicated in Alzheimer's disease by recent genome-wide association studies. Here is the latest research.

Related Papers

Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
A J ShelleyM A Moraes
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
P C BeaverT C Orihel
Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology
G A GodoyR Guevara
© 2020 Meta ULC. All rights reserved