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Research Article

The Geographic Distribution of Loa loa in Africa: Results of Large-Scale Implementation of the Rapid Assessment Procedure for Loiasis (RAPLOA)

  • Honorat Gustave Marie Zouré mail,

    zoureh@oncho.afro.who.int

    Affiliation: African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control, World Health Organization, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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  • Samuel Wanji,

    Affiliations: Research Foundation for Tropical Diseases and Environment, Buea, Cameroon, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon

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  • Mounkaïla Noma,

    Affiliation: African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control, World Health Organization, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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  • Uche Veronica Amazigo,

    Affiliation: African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control, World Health Organization, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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  • Peter J. Diggle,

    Affiliation: Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Afework Hailemariam Tekle,

    Affiliation: African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control, World Health Organization, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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  • Jan H. F. Remme

    Affiliation: Consultant, Ornex, France

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  • Published: June 28, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001210

About the Authors

Honorat Gustave Marie Zouré, Mounkaïla Noma, Uche Veronica Amazigo, Afework Hailemariam Tekle
African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control, World Health Organization, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Samuel Wanji
Research Foundation for Tropical Diseases and Environment, Buea, Cameroon
Samuel Wanji
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon
Peter J. Diggle
Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Jan H. F. Remme
Consultant, Ornex, France

Corresponding Author

Email: zoureh@oncho.afro.who.int

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HGMZ SW MN UVA. Performed the experiments: HGMZ SW MN AHT. Analyzed the data: HGMZ SW PJD JHFR. Wrote the paper: HGMZ SW MN UVA AHT JHFR.