Accession Number : AD0768736

Title :   The Possibility of Military Personnel Acquiring Bancroftian Filariasis in Endemic Area of Kinmen (Quemoy) Islands.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. no. 4, 1 Jul 72-30 Jun 73,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE MEDICAL CENTER TAIPEI (TAIWAN) DIV OF PARASITOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Fan,Ping-Chin

Report Date : 03 OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : According to recent reports (Fan, 1972; and Fan et al. 1973) bancroftian filariasis is still highly prevalent among the local Kinemen Chinese with a microfilarial (mf.) rate of 10%, mf. density/20 cmm of 17, clinical rate of 12%, mosquito infection rate of 10%, and filarial larvae density/infected mosquito of 5.6. Based on the present basic information about the prevalence of filariasis among the local civilian population and regarding the great threat to the health and welfare of young Chinese troops rotatory stationing on the islands of Kinmen, a joint project for filariasis control for a period of five years has been performed. The present study proposes to find more supporting data for comparison of filarial infection in man and mosquito between villages and neighbour camps, and continuously to demonstrate the possibility of military personnel acquiring bancroftian filariasis in the previously selected camps and villages on Kinmen Islands in 1972.

Descriptors :   (*FILARIAE, *PARASITIC DISEASES), MILITARY PERSONNEL, MILITARY MEDICINE, EPIDEMIOLOGY, CHINA, DISEASE VECTORS, CULICIDAE, ENTOMOLOGY

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE