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In a study to determine the prevalence and intensity of Bancroftian Filariasis (BF) in the Niger Delta area of Eastern Nigeria, 3,400 people in 34 villages were examined. Four hundred and twenty one (12.38%) subjects had Wuchereria bancrofti microfilarIae in their blood. There was a significant difference in the prevalence based on the villages sampled (p< 0.05). More males (15.0%) were infected than females (9.10%) with the female prevalence significantly lower in most of the villages (p< 0.05). The prevalence was age dependent with a progressive rise and decline after 59 years. The intensity of the microfilariae among infected subjects showed a generally low microfilarial count with a mean microfilariae load of 5.5.