Filariasis in the Dominican Republic

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  • Department of Comprehensive Medicine, University of South Floria, Departmento de Microbiología y Parasitología, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Republic Dominicana, Department of Pathology, Tampa General Hospital, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Medical Center Box 12, 12901 N. 30th Street

Little has been published about filariasis in the Dominican Republic, but a review of local studies shows that Wuchereria bancrofti is endemic in a number of southern cities including San Pedro de Macoris, Santo Domingo, San Cristobal and Barahona. Masonella ozzardi also is probably endemic.

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