mansonellosis

man·so·nel·lo·sis

(man'sō-nel'ō-sis),
Infection with the filarial parasite Mansonella ozzardi.

mansonellosis

[man′sənelō′sis]
a rare tropical infectious disease caused by nematodes of the genus Mansonella. It can cause skin rashes, muscle and joint pains, neurological disorders, and skin lumps. It is mainly found in Africa. The parasite is transmitted through the bite of small flies. Also called acanthocheilonemiasis.
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In addition, bancroftian filariasis, mansonellosis and loiasis are all widespread and endemic in both parts of the basin (3,9-11).
Mansonellosis in the Upper Imo River Basin, Nigeria.
Endemic mansonellosis in Emohua Local Government Area, Nigeria: human parasitaemia and Culicoides biting patterns.
Part one, Diseases Transmitted by Arthropods, with 19 chapters is further divided in four sections: Arboviruses (Flavivirus, Togavirus, and Bunyavirus); Bacteria (Pests and Tularemia, Rickettsia, Borreliosis, Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmo sis); Protozoa (Leishmaniasis, Chagas Disease, Other Trypanosomiasis, Malaria, Babesiosis, Theileriosis, Hepatozoonosis); and Helminths (Lymphatic Filariasis, Onchocerciasis, Mansonellosis, Dirofilariasis).
There are strong indications that scrotal elephantiasis, hanging groin and hernias are important complications of onchocerciasis (34) and perhaps also of mansonellosis (35).
Mansonellosis is the most widespread filarial infection of man in Nigeria (1,2).
Although mansonellosis has been reported from the forest belt of Nigeria (2,10-12), none of these works included entomological investigations.