Volume s1-25, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


In making a routine malaria survey on Solomon Island natives, microfilariae of were encountered in addition to the malaria organisms. The demonstration of the filaria parasite in the blood stream of this native group seemed to justify further study to ascertain the incidence of infection among these natives. The present paper gives the results of this study.

A total of one thousand, two hundred and sixty-three (1263) individuals from Guadalcanal, Malaita and San Cristobal of the Solomon Islands, one hundred forty-six (146) Fiji Islanders and three hundred thirty-two natives from the Gilbert Islands were surveyed specifically for the purpose of demonstrating the presence of filaria larvae in the blood stream. Throughout this survey the thick blood film (as for malaria) was employed. The results of this study are given in table 1.


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  • Received : 02 Apr 1945
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