The Possibility of Military Personnel Acquiring Bancroftian Filariasis in Endemic Area of Kinmen (Quemoy) Islands.
Annual rept. no. 4, 1 Jul 72-30 Jun 73,
NATIONAL DEFENSE MEDICAL CENTER TAIPEI (TAIWAN) DIV OF PARASITOLOGY
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According to recent reports Fan, 1972 and Fan et al. 1973 bancroftian filariasis is still highly prevalent among the local Kinemen Chinese with a microfilarial mf. rate of 10, mf. density20 cmm of 17, clinical rate of 12, mosquito infection rate of 10, and filarial larvae densityinfected mosquito of 5.6. Based on the present basic information about the prevalence of filariasis among the local civilian population and regarding the great threat to the health and welfare of young Chinese troops rotatory stationing on the islands of Kinmen, a joint project for filariasis control for a period of five years has been performed. The present study proposes to find more supporting data for comparison of filarial infection in man and mosquito between villages and neighbour camps, and continuously to demonstrate the possibility of military personnel acquiring bancroftian filariasis in the previously selected camps and villages on Kinmen Islands in 1972.
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