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Title: Occurrence of Mansonella ozzardi diagnosed using a polycarbonate membrane in a riverside population of Lábrea in the Western Brazilian Amazon
Authors: Basano, Sergio de Almeida
Medeiros, Jansen Fernandes
Fontes, Gilberto
Vieira, Gabriel de Deus
Camargo, Juliana Souza de Almeida Aranha
Vera, Luana Janaína Souza
Ferreira, Ricardo de Godoi Mattos
Camargo, Luís Marcelo Aranha
Affilliation: Faculdade São Lucas. Centro de Medicina Tropical de Rondônia. Porto Velho, RO, Brasil / Departamento de Medicina. Porto Velho, RO, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Porto Velho, RO, Brasil.
Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei. Divinópolis, MG, Brasil.
Faculdade São Lucas. Departamento de Medicina. Porto Velho, RO, Brasil.
Universidade de São Paulo. Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas. Departamento de Parasitologia. Monte Negro, RO, Brasil.
Faculdade São Lucas. Departamento de Medicina. Porto Velho, RO, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Porto Velho, RO, Brasil.
Faculdade São Lucas. Departamento de Medicina. Porto Velho, RO, Brasil. / Universidade de São Paulo. Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas. Departamento de Parasitologia. Monte Negro, RO, Brasil.
Abstract: Introduction: Mansonella ozzardi is a widely distributed filaria worm in the Amazon region. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of M. ozzardi infection in riverine communities of Lábrea municipality, Amazonas State, Brazil. Methods: A diagnostic blood filtration method in a polycarbonate membrane was used. Results: M. ozzardi was found in 50.3% of the sample, with the highest prevalence in farmers/fishermen (69.4%; χ2 = -19.14, p<0.001). The prevalence was higher in longerterm residents (≥11 years; 60.2%). Conclusions: M. ozzardi infection rates are high near the Purus River, much greater than those previously reported based on diagnosis using thick blood smears.
Keywords: Mansonelliasis
Mansonella ozzardi
Brazilian Amazon
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Citation: BASANO, S.A. et al. Occurrence of Mansonella ozzardi diagnosed using a polycarbonate membrane in a riverside population of Lábrea in the Western Brazilian Amazon. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, v. 49, p. 115-118, 2016.
DOI: 10.1590/0037-8682-0142-2015
ISSN: 0037-8682
Copyright: open access
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