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(Article of periodic en Français - 1983)

Document title

De l'aire du possible aux foyers endémiques. Les clés épidémiologiques de la répartition de la filariose de Bancroft en Afrique occidentale

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

REMY G. ;

Abstract

Bancroft filariasis can be found throughout West Africa with the exception of the driest regions and above a certain altitude. The distribution of this disease varies, however, according to bio-climatic zones. Even within these zones, local occurrences of the disease can be observed in the vicinity of water pools. Such bio-ecological conditions are not the sole contributor to favorable host conditions for the disease vector| human behaviour is a major contributory cause. Human action on environment, and the environmental changes which result from human action, may be regarded as the primary causes of Bancroft filariasis as a major disease in the future.

Source

Article of periodic

published at : L'espace géographique Paris

Editor :

Millesime : 1983, vol. 12, no1 [pp. 59-68]

Bibliographic references : 20 réf.

Language

Français

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