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Onchocerciasis

  • By: Rajesh Panjabi
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

The world's second leading infectious cause of blindness, onchocerciasis affects 17.7 million people, 99 percent of whom live in Africa. A parasitic disease caused by the filiarial worm, Onchocerca volvulus, onchocerciasis is ...

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