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Table 1 Results obtained in the villages of Mozambique screened for O. volvulus in 1998 by E. Noormahomed

From: Onchocerciasis, an undiagnosed disease in Mozambique: identifying research opportunities

Village People examined Skin nodulesa Positive skin biopsyb Visual impairmentc Natives of Mozambiqued
Chizongo 120 33 (27.7) 60 (50.0) 26 (21.7) 34 (28.3)
Mambucha 44 15 (34.1) 26 (59.1) 15 (34.0) 6 (13.6)
Nambuzi 36 7 (19.4) 19 (52.8) 10 (27.7) 33 (91.6)
Vulalo 57 29 (51.0) 32 (56.1) 11 (19.3) 12 (21.0)
Matage 42 16 (38.1) 22 (52.3) 16 (38.1) 2 (4.7)
Mecanhelas 71 17 (24.0) 35 (49.3) 16 (22.5) 49 (69.0)
Total 370 120 (32.4) 196 (53) 102 (27.5) 141 (38.1)
  1. aNumber (%) of people with nodules; bNumber (%) of people showing microfilaria in skin biopsy; cNumber (%) of people that expressed complains about visual impairment; dNumber (%) of people who are not refugees from other countries