MANSONELLA, SPECIES, VECTORS AND WOLBACHIA IN AFRICA

The research paper explored the information and updates about Mansonellosis infection in Africa. Being one of the filarial infections, this paper is an emphasis on the three major species of Mansonella, areas of prevalence which are not limited to African countries, clinical features including the asymptotic ones and treatments which have proven to effective and the ones that have been futile. The species Mansonella perstans, Mansonella ozzardi and Mansonella streptocerca are the three species together with their dates of discovery in the African continent.
The information provided in this paper also explored the endosymbiont bacteria Wolbachia, its vectors which are the mode of transmission, clinical features, morphology, and treatment. Explored and discussed in detail is how Wolbachia can be used as an alternative method in the elimination of Mansonella through its own medication using the methods that are discussed.

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