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Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 05 Oct 2016 | 0
Year : 2015 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 1 | Pages : 33-36

Prevalence of Bancroftian filariasis (Elephantiasis) in Coimbatore district,
Tamil Nadu – A comparative study between urban and rural areas

A survey on the prevalence of human lymphatic filariasis was conducted in three rural and one urban areas in Coimbatore
District, Tamil Nadu, between October 2006 and March 2007 revealed that the infection is more in rural than urban areas
and number of microfilarial positivity was more among males than females.

Keywords: bancroftian filariasis, disease prevalence, elephantiasis, microfilarial assessment, Wuchereria bancrofti

Citation: *, ( 2015), Prevalence of Bancroftian filariasis (Elephantiasis) in Coimbatore district,
Tamil Nadu – A comparative study between urban and rural areas. Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 3(1): 33-36

Received: 2016-05-10 09:09:50; Accepted: 2016-05-10 09:09:58;
Published: 10/05/2016

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*Correspondence: N. Prabhu