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In vitro maintenance of Mansonella perstans microfilariae and its relevance for drug screening.

Exp Parasitol 2019 Sep 30;206:107769. Epub 2019 Sep 30.

Research Foundation for Tropical Diseases and the Environment (REFOTDE), Buea, Cameroon; Parasite and Vector Research Unit (PAVRU), Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exppara.2019.107769DOI Listing
September 2019

Projected number of people with onchocerciasis-loiasis co-infection in Africa, 1995 to 2025.

Clin Infect Dis 2019 Jul 13. Epub 2019 Jul 13.

Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, CA Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciz647DOI Listing
July 2019

Depressive Symptoms Amongst People with Podoconiosis and Lower Limb Lymphoedema of Other Cause in Cameroon: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Trop Med Infect Dis 2019 Jul 9;4(3). Epub 2019 Jul 9.

Centre for Global Health Research, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton BN1 9PS, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/tropicalmed4030102DOI Listing
July 2019

Mouse models of Loa loa.

Nat Commun 2019 03 29;10(1):1429. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Centre for Drugs and Diagnostics Research, Department of Tropical Disease Biology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool, L3 5QA, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-09442-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6441053PMC
March 2019

The central adaptor molecule TRIF influences L. sigmodontis worm development.

Parasitol Res 2019 Feb 15;118(2):539-549. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology (IMMIP), University Hospital of Bonn, Sigmund Freud Str. 25, 53127, Bonn, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00436-018-6159-1DOI Listing
February 2019

Effect of flubendazole on developing stages of Loa loa in vitro and in vivo: a new approach for screening filaricidal agents.

Parasit Vectors 2019 Jan 8;12(1):14. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Parasites and Vectors Biology Research Unit (PAVBRU), Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Science, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-018-3282-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6323797PMC
January 2019

Implementation research: new imperatives and opportunities in global health.

Lancet 2018 11 9;392(10160):2214-2228. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32205-0DOI Listing
November 2018

Identification and characterization of Loa loa antigens responsible for cross-reactivity with rapid diagnostic tests for lymphatic filariasis.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2018 11 16;12(11):e0006963. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America.

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http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006963
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006963DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6267963PMC
November 2018

Predicted distribution and burden of podoconiosis in Cameroon.

BMJ Glob Health 2018 22;3(3):e000730. Epub 2018 Jun 22.

Parasites and Vector Biology Research Unit (PAVBRU), Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2018-000730DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6014185PMC
June 2018

Heterogeneity in the in vitro susceptibility of Loa loa microfilariae to drugs commonly used in parasitological infections.

Parasit Vectors 2018 04 4;11(1):223. Epub 2018 Apr 4.

Parasites and Vectors Biology Research Unit (PAVBRU), Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Science, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-018-2799-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5883330PMC
April 2018

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

N Engl J Med 2017 11 8;377(21):2044-2052. Epub 2017 Nov 8.

From the Center for Research on Filariasis and other Tropical Diseases (J.K., H.C.N.-D., R.G.-K., G.-R.N., P.N., J.B.T.-M.) and the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I (J.K.), Yaounde, and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Buea, and Research Foundation for Tropical Diseases and Environment (REFOTDE), Buea (S.W.) - all in Cameroon; Institut de Recherche pour le Développement Unité Mixte Internationale 233-INSERM Unité 1175, Montpellier University, Montpellier, France (S.D.P., C.B.C., M.B.); the Department of Bioengineering and the Biophysics Program, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (M.H.B., M.V.D., D.A.F.); the Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation, Michigan State University, East Lansing (C.D.M.); the Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (W.A.S.); the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, San Francisco (D.A.F.); and the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD (A.D.K., T.B.N.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1705026DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5629452PMC
November 2017

Validation of onchocerciasis biomarker N-acetyltyramine-O-glucuronide (NATOG).

Bioorg Med Chem Lett 2017 08 29;27(15):3436-3440. Epub 2017 May 29.

Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, United States; Department of Immunology, The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, The Worm Institute of Research and Medicine (WIRM), The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey, La Jolla, CA 92037, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bmcl.2017.05.082DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5510726PMC
August 2017

Determination of the predictive factors of long-lasting insecticide-treated net ownership and utilisation in the Bamenda Health District of Cameroon.

BMC Public Health 2017 03 16;17(1):263. Epub 2017 Mar 16.

Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Buea, PO Box 63, Buea, Cameroon.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-4155-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5356302PMC
March 2017

Positivity of Antigen Tests Used for Diagnosis of Lymphatic Filariasis in Individuals Without Wuchereria bancrofti Infection But with High Loa loa Microfilaremia.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2016 Dec 10;95(6):1417-1423. Epub 2016 Oct 10.

Unité Mixte Internationale 233, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Université de Montpellier, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Montpellier, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.16-0547DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5154460PMC
December 2016

Understanding of research, genetics and genetic research in a rapid ethical assessment in north west Cameroon.

Int Health 2016 05 12;8(3):197-203. Epub 2015 May 12.

Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Buea, PO Box 63, Buea, Cameroon Research Foundation in Tropical Diseases and Environment, PO Box 474, Buea, Cameroon.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/inthealth/ihv034DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4866326PMC
May 2016

Factors associated to the use of insecticide treated nets and intermittent preventive treatment for malaria control during pregnancy in Cameroon.

Arch Public Health 2016 1;74. Epub 2016 Feb 1.

Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Buea, Buea, 63 Cameroon ; Research Foundation in Tropical Diseases and Environment, P.O.Box 474, Buea, Cameroon.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-016-0116-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4734861PMC
February 2016

Parasitological, Hematological and Biochemical Characteristics of a Model of Hyper-microfilariaemic Loiasis (Loa loa) in the Baboon (Papio anubis).

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2015 Nov 10;9(11):e0004202. Epub 2015 Nov 10.

Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0004202DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4640546PMC
November 2015

The feasibility of eliminating podoconiosis.

Bull World Health Organ 2015 Oct 21;93(10):712-718. Epub 2015 Aug 21.

Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Falmer Campus, Brighton, BN1 9PX, England .

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.14.150276DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4645432PMC
October 2015

Model-based determination of the influence of textile fabric on bioassay analysis and the effectiveness of a textile slow-release system of DEET in mosquito control.

Pest Manag Sci 2015 Aug 15;71(8):1165-74. Epub 2014 Oct 15.

Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ps.3902DOI Listing
August 2015

A histochemical study of the Nras/let-60 activity in filarial nematodes.

Parasit Vectors 2015 Jul 1;8:353. Epub 2015 Jul 1.

Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-015-0947-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4493820PMC
July 2015

Analysis of nematode motion using an improved light-scatter based system.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2015 Feb 19;9(2):e0003523. Epub 2015 Feb 19.

Department of Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States of America; Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0003523DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4335050PMC
February 2015

Extracellular Onchocerca-derived small RNAs in host nodules and blood.

Parasit Vectors 2015 Jan 27;8:58. Epub 2015 Jan 27.

Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution, Ashworth Laboratories, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-015-0656-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4316651PMC
January 2015

Microbial interactions for enhancement of α-amylase production by 04BBA15 and 04BBA19.

Biotechnol Rep (Amst) 2014 Dec 18;4:99-106. Epub 2014 Sep 18.

Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Science, University of Buea, P.O. Box 63, Buea, Cameroon.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.btre.2014.09.004DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5466130PMC
December 2014

Loa loa and Onchocerca ochengi miRNAs detected in host circulation.

Mol Biochem Parasitol 2014 Nov 22;198(1):14-7. Epub 2014 Nov 22.

Institute of Parasitology, Centre for Host-Parasite Interactions, McGill University, 21,111 Lakeshore Road, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec H9X 3V9, Canada. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molbiopara.2014.11.001DOI Listing
November 2014

Repurposed automated handheld counter as a point-of-care tool to identify individuals 'at risk' of serious post-ivermectin encephalopathy.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2014 Sep 18;8(9):e3180. Epub 2014 Sep 18.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0003180DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4169247PMC
September 2014

Characteristics of persons who complied with and failed to comply with annual ivermectin treatment.

Trop Med Int Health 2012 Jul 11;17(7):920-30. Epub 2012 May 11.

Department of International Health, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3156.2012.03007.xDOI Listing
July 2012

Changes in stigma and discrimination of onchocerciasis in Africa.

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2012 Jun 16;106(6):340-7. Epub 2012 Apr 16.

Research Foundation in Tropical Diseases and Environment, P.O. Box 474, Buea Cameroon.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trstmh.2012.02.009DOI Listing
June 2012

Long term impact of large scale community-directed delivery of doxycycline for the treatment of onchocerciasis.

Parasit Vectors 2012 Mar 20;5:53. Epub 2012 Mar 20.

Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5QA, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-3305-5-53DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3350421PMC
March 2012

Validation of the rapid assessment procedure for loiasis (RAPLOA) in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Parasit Vectors 2012 Feb 2;5:25. Epub 2012 Feb 2.

University of Buea, Department Microbiology and Parasitology, Buea, Cameroon.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-3305-5-25DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3292485PMC
February 2012

Retarded Onchocerca volvulus L1 to L3 larval development in the Simulium damnosum vector after anti-wolbachial treatment of the human host.

Parasit Vectors 2012 Jan 11;5:12. Epub 2012 Jan 11.

Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology, University Hospital Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str, 25, D-53105 Bonn, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-3305-5-12DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3311148PMC
January 2012

Integrated rapid mapping of onchocerciasis and loiasis in the Democratic Republic of Congo: impact on control strategies.

Acta Trop 2011 Sep 4;120 Suppl 1:S81-90. Epub 2010 Jun 4.

African Program for Onchocerciasis Control, Epidemiology and Vector Elimination, Rue Naba Zombre 1538, Sector 9 Door Number 1473, Ougadougou, Burkina Faso.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2010.05.008DOI Listing
September 2011

Compliance with eight years of annual ivermectin treatment of onchocerciasis in Cameroon and Nigeria.

Parasit Vectors 2011 Jul 27;4:152. Epub 2011 Jul 27.

Department of International Health, The Johns Hopkins UniversityBloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21014, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-3305-4-152DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3162569PMC
July 2011

New species of Rhabdias (Nematoda: Rhabdiasidae) from afrotropical anurans, including molecular evidence and notes on biology.

Folia Parasitol (Praha) 2010 Mar;57(1):47-61

Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort, 0110, South Africa.

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March 2010

Rhabdias rhampholeonis n. sp. and Rhabdias mariauxi n. sp. (Nematoda, Rhabdiasoidea), first lung worms from leaf chameleons: description, molecular evidence and notes on biology.

Parasitol Int 2009 Dec 29;58(4):375-83. Epub 2009 Jul 29.

Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, USM 307, Département Ecologie et Gestion de la Biodiversité & CNRS IFR 101, Parasitologie comparée et Modèles expérimentaux, Paris, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.parint.2009.07.009DOI Listing
December 2009

Performance and usefulness of the Hexagon rapid diagnostic test in children with asymptomatic malaria living in the Mount Cameroon region.

Malar J 2008 May 22;7:89. Epub 2008 May 22.

Research Foundation for Tropical Diseases and the Environment (REFOTDE), P, O, Box 474, Buea, Cameroon.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1475-2875-7-89DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2427036PMC
May 2008

Of mice, cattle, and humans: the immunology and treatment of river blindness.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2008 Apr 30;2(4):e217. Epub 2008 Apr 30.

Institute for Immunology and Infection Research, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0000217DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2323618PMC
April 2008

Feasibility of measuring compliance to annual ivermectin treatment in the African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control.

Trop Med Int Health 2007 Feb;12(2):260-8

Department of International Health, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21014, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3156.2006.01796.xDOI Listing
February 2007

Wolbachia endosymbiotic bacteria of Brugia malayi mediate macrophage tolerance to TLR- and CD40-specific stimuli in a MyD88/TLR2-dependent manner.

J Immunol 2006 Jul;177(2):1240-9

Filariasis Research Laboratory, Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, L3 5QA Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4049/jimmunol.177.2.1240DOI Listing
July 2006

Combined Utilisation of Rapid Assessment Procedures for Loiasis (RAPLOA) and Onchocerciasis (REA) in Rain forest Villages of Cameroon.

Filaria J 2005 Apr 7;4(1). Epub 2005 Apr 7.

University of Buea, Faculty of Science, Department of Life Sciences, P,O, Box 63, Buea, Cameroon.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1475-2883-4-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1090603PMC
April 2005

Heterogeneity in the prevalence and intensity of loiasis in five contrasting bioecological zones in Cameroon.

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2003 Mar-Apr;97(2):183-7

University of Buea, Faculty of Science, Department of Life Sciences, Research Foundation in Tropical Diseases and Environment (REFOTDE), Buea, Cameroon.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0035-9203(03)90114-3DOI Listing
January 2004

Anopheles species of the mount Cameroon region: biting habits, feeding behaviour and entomological inoculation rates.

Trop Med Int Health 2003 Jul;8(7):643-9

University of Buea, Department of Life Sciences, and Research Foundation in Tropical Diseases and Environment, Buea, Cameroon.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-3156.2003.01070.xDOI Listing
July 2003

Obligatory symbiotic Wolbachia endobacteria are absent from Loa loa.

Filaria J 2003 May 9;2(1):10. Epub 2003 May 9.

Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Bernhard-Nocht-Strasse 74, D-20359 Hamburg, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1475-2883-2-10DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC161789PMC
May 2003

Evidence against Wolbachia symbiosis in Loa loa.

Filaria J 2003 05 2;2(1). Epub 2003 May 2.

Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1475-2883-2-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC161820PMC
May 2003

Chrysops silacea biting densities and transmission potential in an endemic area of human loiasis in south-west Cameroon.

Trop Med Int Health 2002 Apr;7(4):371-7

Department of Life Sciences, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-3156.2002.00845.xDOI Listing
April 2002