prevalence of filarial antigenaemia in papua nnew guinea: results of surveys by the school of public health and tropical medicine, james cook university, townsville, australia.during the period from 1991 to 1997 the school of public health and tropical medicine, james cook university carried out filariasis surveys in several parts of papua new guinea using the newly introduced onchocerca gibsoni monoclonal (og4c3) and immunochromatographic test (ict) antibody-based assays for filarial antigen and, in some cases, a knott's test for microfilariae. the average prevalence of filarial antigenaemia and microfilaraemia was 56% and 35% respectively confirming earlier survey r ...200011939296
observations on onchocerca gibsoni and nodule development in naturally-infected cattle in australia.o. gibsoni worms were extracted from 185 nodules of a total of 370 worm nodules collected from 94 naturally infected cattle at townsville, australia. 183 of the 185 nodules contained a single female worm, 60% of them contained a single male worm and 7% contained two male worms. nodules containing males alone were not found. small nodules (less than 0.2 g) contained immature female worms without microfilariae and no males. as nodule size and female worm size increased, the number of female worms ...19807376255
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