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Table 5 LF prevalence by the Filariasis Test Strip, and seroprevalence of onchocerciasis (Ov16) and LF (Wb123) with the Biplex Rapid Diagnostic Test by age group

From: Integrated transmission assessment surveys (iTAS) of lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis in Cross River, Taraba and Yobe States, Nigeria

State LGA Community Village type Total no. valid FTS tests No. of positive FTS results in children aged 5 to ≤ 10 years (%) No. of positive FTS results in older children and adults aged ≥ 10 years (%) Total no. positive FTS (%) Total no. valid Biplex RDT No. positive Biplex RDT in children aged 5 to ≤ 10 years (%) No. positive Biplex RDT in children aged ≥ 10 years (%) Total no. positive Biplex RDT results (%)
Onchocerciasis LF Onchocerciasis LF Onchocerciasis LF
Yobe Bade Dagona   400 0 0 0 410 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gafiwa FL 116 0 ND 0 116 0 0 ND ND 0 0
Tagali   380 1 (0.3) 2 (0.5) 3 (0.8) 415 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gwio Kura FL 105 0 ND 0 105 0 0 ND ND 0 0
Subtotal 1001 1 (0.1) 2 (0.2) 3 (0.3) 1046 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cross River Ikom Ukpochi FL 102 0 ND 0 102 0 0 ND ND 0 0
Agbaragba FL 101 6 (5.9) ND 6 (5.9) 101 1 (1.0) 3 (3.0) ND ND 1 (1.0) 3 (3.0)
Etikpe   405 0 0 0 408 2(0.5) 0 70 (17.2) 1 (0.3) 72 (17.7) 1 (0.3)
Balep   418 0 4 (1.0) 4 (1.0) 421 1 (0.24) 0 68 (16.2) 0 69 (16.4) 0
Subtotal 1026 6 (0.6) 4 (0.4) 10 (1.0) 1032 4 (0.4) 3 (0.3) 138 (13.4) 1 (0.1) 142 (13.8) 4 (0.4)
Cross River Bekwara Nyanya-Ulim FL 101 0 ND 0 100 4 (4) 0 ND ND 4 (4) 0
Atibulum FL 100 0 ND 0 100 0 0 ND ND 0 0
Itekpa   407 2 (0.5) 4 (1.0) 6 (1.5) 407 0 0 27 (6.6) 4 (1.0) 27 (6.6) 4 (1.0)
Afrike-Okpeche   403 0 0 0 404 0 0 95 (23.5) 15 (3.7) 95 (23.5) 15 (3.7)
Subtotal 1011 2 (0.2) 4 (0.4) 6 (0.6) 1011 4 (0.4) 0 122 (12.1) 19 (1.9) 126 (12.5) 19 (1.9)
Taraba Gashaka Shinbon FL 61 0 ND 0 61 5 (8.2) 0 ND ND 5 (8.2) 0
Gashaka FL 93 0 ND 0 93 0 3 (3.2) ND ND 0 3 (3.2)
Mayo-Selbe   547 1 (2.1) 2 (0.4) 3 (0.6) 547 4 (0.7) 0 10 (1.8) 0 10 (1.8) 0
Nyabar   451 0 4 (0.9) 4 (0.9) 451 3 (0.7) 0 31 (6.9) 3 (0.7) 34 (7.5) 3 (0.7)
Subtotal 1152 1 (0.1) 6 (0.5) 7 (0.6) 1152 12 (1.0) 3 (0.3) 41 (3.6) 3 (0.3) 49 (4.3) 6 (0.5)
Taraba K/Lamido Bandawa   395 0 0 0 421 0 0 0 2 0 2
Panya O   396 0 0 0 398 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gwomu O FL 104 0 ND 0 104 0 0 ND ND 0 0
Kodei O FL 106 0 ND 0 106 0 0 ND ND 0 0
Subtotal 1001 0 0 0 1029 0 0 0 2 (0.2) 0 2 (0.2)
  1. LF lymphatic filariasis, FTS Filariasis Test Strip (FTS; Alere Inc.), LF lymphatic filariasis, ND not determined, Ov16/Wb123 filarial antigens, RDT rapid diagnostic test (SD BIOLINE Oncho/LF IgG4 Biplex RDT [Ov16/Wb123])