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Role of the low density microfilariae carrier in the transmission of lymphatic filariasis


, : Role of the low density microfilariae carrier in the transmission of lymphatic filariasis. Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses 7(8): 375-376

A man aged 32 years resided in Tahiti for 3 years and then began to show symptoms of lymphatic filariasis. Blood examinations including concentration and filtration techniques failed to show microfilariae, but the serum was positive to Dirofilaria antigen at a titre of 1:64. Aedes polynesiensis mosquitoes were fed on him, and when they were dissected after 15 days, 5 larvae of Wuchereria bancrofti were found in one of them.

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