Onchocerciasis

Onchocerciasis – also known as River blindness, is caused by the parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus. It is transmitted via blackflies. The infection can result in blindness and skin disease. More than 99% of the infected population live in 31 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. For more information please visit http://www.who.int/topics/onchocerciasis/en/

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