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  • Elimination of onchocerciasis in Africa would be accelerated by the development of a safe cure. Development of candidate drugs is constrained by the lack of an appropriate small animal infection system, which may lead to drug failure in the clinic. Here we report the validation of a scalable pre-clinical mouse model of onchocerciasis by the surgical implantation of adult Onchocerca ochengi isolated from naturally infected cattle in Cameroon. Image: Adult male Onchocerca ochengi.