Assessing the Prevalence of Wuchereria bancrofti infection and abundance of its mosquitoe vectors in Ifedayo Local Government areas, Osun State, Southwestern Nigeria

2020 Zenodo  
Filarial worms that cause human lymphatic filariasis (LF) are transmitted by many species of mosquitoes. Globally, 120 million people are affected, and 40 million are disfigured and disabled by complications such as severe swelling of the legs (elephantiasis). The Global Programme to Eliminate LF (GPELF) aims to interrupt disease transmission through mass drug administration (MDA), and to control illness and suffering in affected persons. The disease is targeted for elimination by 2020 through
more » ... on by 2020 through the treatment of the entire population at risk in endemic areas using a mass drug administration (MDA) strategy. After several years of MDA, there is now growing interest in including vector control as a supplement to MDA to achieve elimination goal. This study is to determine mosquito abundance, transmission, and prevalence of bancroftian filariasis in Ifedayo local government of osun state, Nigeria to determine the existence of bancroftian filarial worm in the mosquitoe vectors as a prerequisite for a search for appropriate vector control methods to complement the ongoing MDA campaign. Mosquitoes like Mansonia, Culex, Aedes were collected indoor and outdoor using Centre for Disease Control (CDC) light trap and examined for infection with filarial worm by microscopy. This xenomonitoring as a proxy to human infection reveals zero W. bancrofti transmission in four towns of Ifedayo Local government of osun state.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3782252 fatcat:mq7sq5n43veopg7aijymsdilni