Objective: To assess the prevalence of disease and microfilaraemia in villages of Karimnagar and Chittoor districts. Methods: Data on age and sex of all the respondents were collected and compared with the microfilaria rate (mf) and density (20 μL of peripheral blood by using finger prick method) to examines the relationship between the dynamics of Wuchereria bancrofti among the population. Results: Microfilaraemia prevalence was found among all the age groups and its occurrence was more prevalent especially above 30 years age groups. Similarly, the microfilaraemia and disease rates were found significantly higher in males compared to females. Conclusions: Using these baseline data would be useful in planning for the elimination of lymphatic filariasis in Andhra Pradesh as per the WHO goal to eliminate lymphatic filariasis by 2020. © 2010 Hainan Medical College.
Upadhayula, S. M., Mutheneni, S. R., Kumaraswamy, S., & Kadiri, M. R. (2010). Assessment of microfilaria prevalence in Karimnagar and Chittoor Districts of Andhra Pradesh, India. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, 3(8), 647–650. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1995-7645(10)60156-3