Onchocerciasis

Onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness, is a disease caused by infection with the parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus. Symptoms include severe itching, bumps under the skin, and blindness. It is the second-most common cause of blindness due to infection, after trachoma.The parasite worm is spread by the bites of a black fly of the Simulium type. Usually, many bites are required before infection occurs. These flies live near rivers, hence the common name of the disease. Once inside a person, the worms create larvae that make their way out to the skin, where they can infect the next black fly …

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World Bank Group · 22 May 2024 English

The significance of this diagnostic work stems from the fact that it is the first of its kind to be carried out under the One Health perspective in Sudan. The …

trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis, and yellow fever. Most of those diseases


World Bank Group · 14 May 2024 English

The significance of this diagnostic work stems from the fact that it is the first of its kind to be carried out under the One Health perspective in Sudan. The …

trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis, and yellow fever. Most of those diseases


Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate Centre · 29 April 2024 English

In countries currently lacking the development of EAPs, such as Eritrea and Sudan, support is recommended for conducting workshops and training on Anticipatory Action for epidemics and the connections between …

Organization, 2023a). • Onchocerciasis (zoonotic, vector-borne): Onchocerciasis is not well reported. 99 drivers Climatic drivers and seasonality pathways Onchocerciasis Remote, rural agricultural Lack of vector control control (in Commonly known as “river blindness”, onchocerciasis is caused by the parasitic worm Onchocerca int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/onchocerciasis#:~:text=Onchocerciasis%20is%20an%20eye%20and,itching%2 ‘Potential effects of warmer worms and vectors on onchocerciasis transmission in West Africa’, Philosophical


UN: The United Nations · 29 April 2024 English

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independent experts on monitoring the elimination of onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis, held in Guinea in


World Bank Group · 18 April 2024 English

waterborne diseases (shistosomiasis, malaria, onchocerciasis, etc.) if preventive measures are not taken


WHO: World Health Organization · 12 April 2024

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tropicales négligées Onchocerciasis https://www.who.int/health-topics/onchocerciasis#tab=tab_1 Onchocercose


WHO: World Health Organization · 29 March 2024 English

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tropicales négligées Onchocerciasis https://www.who.int/health-topics/onchocerciasis#tab=tab_1 Onchocercose


WHO: World Health Organization · 22 March 2024 French

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tropicales négligées Onchocerciasis https://www.who.int/health-topics/onchocerciasis#tab=tab_1 Onchocercose


WHO: World Health Organization · 8 March 2024 French

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tropicales négligées Onchocerciasis https://www.who.int/health-topics/onchocerciasis#tab=tab_1 Onchocercose


USAID: United States Agency for International Development · 4 March 2024 English

The Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are advancing the President’s vision of a more free, open, secure, and prosperous world that delivers for the American …

prevalent NTDs – lymphatic filariasis, trachoma, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, and three soil-transmitted


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