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Loa

(lō`ä), longest river of Chile, 275 mi (443 km) long, flowing S from the Andes, N Chile, then W and N through the Atacama Desert, before turning W to the Pacific Ocean. It is not navigable but affords some water supply and hydroelectric power for copper and nitrate-mining communities in its vicinity.

Loa

 

a river in northern Chile. Length, approximately 400 km. The Loa River rises in the Cordillera Occidental, crossing the Atacama Desert in its middle course, and empties into the Pacific Ocean. It is fed primarily by subsoil water; fluctuations in the flow are negligible. The average water discharge at the river’s emergence from the mountains is 6 cu m per sec, and in the lower course, 4 cu m per sec. It is used for irrigation, and springs in the basin are the main source of water for the cities of Chuquicamata, Calama, and Antofagasta.

LOA

On drawings, abbr. for “length overall.”
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Rapid molecular assays for specific detection and quantitation of Loa loa microfilaremia.
Loa loa is transmitted by Chrysops species horse flies and causes loiasis with high microfilarial burdens, angioedematous or Calabar swellings as worms migrate subcutaneously, and adult worms traversing the eyes in 3 to 13 million people in confined areas of sub-Saharan Africa (Figure 1).
The standard method of screening for levels of Loa loa involves trained technicians manually counting the worms in a blood smear using conventional laboratory microscopes, making the process impractical for use in field settings and in mass campaigns to administer IVM.
2] Neurological manifestation of filarial infection are rare, however there are few case reports of encephalitis following treatment with diethylcarbamazine (DEC) in patients with Loa loa filariasis.
Returning from a fact-finding trip, where he played two rounds of golf at the first-class Loa Loa Bay Golf Resort, DeLay blasted critics of what he called Saipan's 'free market success,'" reported the Dallas Observer.
These repulsive microfilariae (tiny parasitic worms) are the larvae of the Loa loa worm and they pass into a human victim's wound via the mango fly's saliva.
Loiasis is caused by the Loa loa worm and is most often found in West and Central Africa.