Accession Number:

AD0684961

Title:

FILARIASIS STUDIES IN MINDANAO ISLAND

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

PHILIPPINES UNIV MANILA DEPT OF PARASITOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this investigation was to determine the endemic areas for malayan filariasis in the island of Mindanao by means of spot or selective surveys. Night blood smears were taken from individuals whose dwellings are located close to fresh water swamps which are ideal breeding places for the vector mosquitoes. Giemsa-stained blood smears were sent by air for examination at the Institute of Hygiene. The most relevant finding in this study is the finding of an endemic focus for Brugia malayi malayan filariasis in four municipalities of the province of Agusan. Out of 2,034 persons examined, a total of 25 B. malayi cases 1.2 percent were found from Augsan.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE