Prevalence of Lymphatic Filariasis among Adults in Ofumbongha Comminities in Obubra Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria

  • KK Ngele
  • UE Osonwa

Abstract

This work assesses the prevalence of lymphatic filariasis in the rural Ofumbongha communities (IIV), in Obubra Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. The study population consisted of both sexes 16 years of age and above. Blood sampling was from the thumb. Giemsa Staining Technique was employed in the assessment o the microfilarial load. Of the 1700 people tested, 880 were positive for microfilaria and of these 880 people, 801 had microfilaraemia above 100 mf/ml which was very high. This shows that there is high endemicity of lymphatic filariasis in the Ofumbongha communities.

Keywords: lymphatic filariasis, Ofombungha, prevalence, adults

Nigerian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 8 No 1 pp. 158 - 161 (September 2010)

Author Biographies

KK Ngele
Dept. of Science Laboratory Technology, Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana Afikpo, Ebonyi State
UE Osonwa
Dept of Pharmaceutics/ Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
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