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Onchocerciasis in Medical News

The onchocerciasis parasite showing signs of resistance

Onchocerciasis is an infection caused by Onchocerca volvulus, a parasite nematode worm transmitted to humans by a species of black fly of the Simulium genus whose larvae develop in fast-flowing rivers. Infected subjects suffer not only from severe skin lesions but also eye damage that can lead to ...

International Trachoma Initiative and the Task Force for Child Survival and Development Announce New Merger to Eliminate Blinding Trachoma and Fight Against Other Neglected Tropical Diseases

...ese four program areas, especially in the area of integration of mass drug administration, sanitation and safe water, and houses programs that address onchocerciasis (river blindness), lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis), and intestinal worms -- three NTDs whose prevention and treatment could be linked to trachoma...

USAID Fights Neglected Tropical Diseases

...s in NTDs control and will target seven major diseases: lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis); schistosomiasis (snail fever); trachoma (eye infection); onchocerciasis (river blindness); and three soil-transmitted helminthes (hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm). Approximately one billion people, mostly in the deve...

Neglected tropical diseases burden those overseas, but travelers also at risk

...tics of travelers diagnosed with parasitic worm (filarial) infections. The researchers found that filarial infections responsible for such diseases as onchocerciasis (river blindness), lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis) and loiasis (African eyeworm illness) made up 271 (0.62 percent) of the 43,722 medical conditi...

River Blindness Becoming Drug Resistant

...indness if they reach the eyes. Millions of persons are still infected with onchocerciasis (the cause of river blindness) in 30 countries in Africa. Eleven countries are located in the onchocerciasis Control Programme Zone in West Africa (OCP) and the disease is still a majo...

River Blindness Incidence Reduced With Effective Treatment

... onchocerciasis or river blindness is a disease caused by filarial...iasis. Results are highly conclusive in this case: onchocerciasis prevalence before treatment was of 74.5%, and afte... after Ivermectin administration, the incidence of onchocerciasis in children aged 0-4 decreased 2.6 times. The...

Onchocerciasis: Presentation And Treatment

...iasis. Results are highly conclusive in this case: onchocerciasis prevalence before treatment was of 74.5%, and afte... after Ivermectin administration, the incidence of onchocerciasis in children aged 0-4 decreased 2.6 times. The... being eliminated by the WHO African Programme for onchocerciasis (APOC). Dr. Jordi Mas will soon travel to Bioko in...
Onchocerciasis in Medical Definition

Pathology

...opia ) - Color blindness ( Achromatopsia ) - Nyctalopia - Blindness / Low vision Commonly associated infectious diseases Trachoma - onchocerciasis Other Glaucoma - Floater - Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy - Red eye - Argyll Robertson pupil - Keratomycosis - Xerophthalmi...
Onchocerciasis in Biological News

NTDs burden in Latin America and the Caribbean may exceed that of HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria

... states that in the coming years, schistosomiasis transmission could be eliminated in the Caribbean, and that transmission of lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis could be eliminated in Latin America and the Caribbean with proven successful, cost effective and low-cost treatments. The most burdensome NTDs, such ...

A New Era of Hope for the World's Most Neglected Diseases

...African Sleeping Sickness (African trypanosomiasis), Chagas Disease (American trypanosomiasis), Schistosomiasis, Lymphatic Filariasis (elephantiasis), onchocerciasis (river blindness), Drancunculiasis (guinea worm), Soil-transmitted Helminthiases, Leprosy, Buruli Ulcer, Trachoma). These diseases have much in comm...
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