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Table 1 Simulation results, using ONCHOSIM. Cells are based on 100 simulations each. Each cell shows number of eliminations obtained with a macrofilaricide/number of eliminations obtained with ivermectin.

From: Macrofilaricides and onchocerciasis control, mathematical modelling of the prospects for elimination

Coverage (percentage of individuals actual getting treatment during mass treatment) Monthly Biting Rate Number of successful eliminations macrofilaricide/ivermectin per 100 simulations
   Scenario 1 ('OCP') Scenario2 ('APOC') Scenario3 (no previous intervention)
50% 1200 100/100 97/42 64/0
50% 2400 78/23 0/0 0/0
50% 3600 1/0 0/0 0/0
75% 1200 100/100 100/100 100/97
75% 2400 100/100 98/0 68/0
75% 3600 100/98 28/0 9/0