Onchocerciasis items, 2018 to date

Friday, 30th of November 2018 Print

Onchocerciasis items, 2018 to date

Please find below items on river blindness to appear on www.childsurvival.net in 2018 to date. Items 1 and 2 are of great relevance. Because the blackfly has a flight range of hundreds of miles, a continental effort is indispensable to continental elimination. Failures in single countries pose risks to regional elimination.

The typical pattern for mass drug administration has, since the 1990s, been national administration of donated ivermectin to stop transmission. Items 13 and 15-18 present Ugandan variations from the classical single disease strategy.

Ivermectin, though safe in most settings, cannot be used without precautions in areas endemic for Loa loa. Item 7 refers.

Item 10 compares moxidectin to ivermectin in a three country trial. The Lancet Infectious Diseases has recently published a discussion on the use of moxidectin against onchocerciasis and other diseases, accessible on the Internet at https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(18)30270-6/fulltext

Good reading.

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  1. Is Onchocerciasis Elimination Feasible in Africa by 2025?

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=7298

39

  1. Progress Report on the Elimination of Human Onchocerciasis, 2017-2018

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=7865

 

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  1. Interruption of onchocerciasis transmission in Bioko Island: Accelerating the movement from control to elimination in Equatorial Guinea.

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=7254

35

  1. Rethinking the serological threshold for onchocerciasis elimination

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=7256

32

  1. Important progress towards elimination of onchocerciasis in the West Region of Cameroon.

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=7268

32

  1. Review of Ethiopian Onchocerciasis Elimination Programme.

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=7269

32

  1. A Test-and-Not-Treat Strategy for Onchocerciasis in Loa loa-Endemic Areas.

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=7271

31

  1. Elimination of onchocerciasis from Colombia: first proof of concept of river blindness elimination in the world.

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=7255

29

  1. Onchocerca volvulus infection and serological prevalence, ocular onchocerciasis and parasite transmission in northern and central Togo after decades of Simulium damnosum s.l. vector control and mass drug administration of ivermectin.

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=7257

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10.  Single dose moxidectin versus ivermectin for Onchocerca volvulus infection in Ghana, Liberia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo: a randomised, controlled, double-blind phase 3 trial.

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=7259

28

11.  Modelling the health and economic impacts of the elimination of river blindness (onchocerciasis) in Africa.

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=7267

28

12.  Progress towards eliminating onchocerciasis in the WHO Region of the Americas: elimination of transmission in the north-east focus of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=7261

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13.  Programmatic factors associated with the limited impact of Community-Directed Treatment with Ivermectin to control Onchocerciasis in three drainage basins of South West Cameroon.

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=7261

27

14.  Nodding syndrome (NS) and Onchocerca volvulus (OV) in Northern Uganda

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=7871

27

15.  For as long as Necessary: Examining 30 years of MSD Focus on achieving Elimination of Onchocerciasis and Lymphatic Filariasis

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=7278

27

16.  Modelling the impact of larviciding on the population dynamics and biting rates of Simulium damnosum (s.l.): implications for vector control as a complementary strategy for onchocerciasis elimination in Africa.

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=7253

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17.  "Cross-border collaboration in onchocerciasis elimination in Uganda: progress, challenges and opportunities from 2008 to 2013".

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=7258

24

18.  Onchocerciasis control in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): challenges in a post-war environment.

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=7252

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19.  The interruption of Onchocerca volvulus and Wuchereria bancrofti transmission by integrated chemotherapy in the Obongi focus, North Western Uganda.

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=7260

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