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Loasis and the Antibody Rapid Test
Loiasis, also known as African eye worm, is a disease caused by the parasitic worm Loa loa. Loiasis affects over 10 million people, predominantly in forested areas of West and Central Africa.
Onchocerciasis, or River Blindness, is a neglected disease (NTD) caused by the parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus. Up to 18 million people are infected, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa.
Lymphatic filariasis (LF) affects 40 million individuals in 73 countries stretching from Africa to Asia. LF is an infection caused mainly by the filarial worms Wucheria bancrofti and Brugia malayii.
Buruli ulcer (BU) is a chronic necrotizing disease of the skin and subcutaneous soft tissue. It is found in about 30 countries, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa, and is on the rise in Australia