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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1967; Volume 37, Number 3, Year 1967, Pages 393-403: Experimental Schistosomiasis in Primates in Tanzania

By P. Jordan

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Title: Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1967; Volume 37, Number 3, Year 1967, Pages 393-403: Experimental Schistosomiasis in Primates in Tanzania  
Author: P. Jordan
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
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Jordan, P. (n.d.). Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1967; Volume 37, Number 3, Year 1967, Pages 393-403. Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


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Introduction Trachoma is the leading cause of preventable infectious blindness worldwide and is endemic in poor, dry regions of Africa, Australia, South America, and South-East Asia. Children in endemic areas are repeatedly infected with ocular serovars of Chlamydia trachomatis, the causative agent of trachoma. Progressive scarring from these infections causes a cascade of effects: entropion, trichiasis, corneal infections, corneal scarring and, ultimately, blindness (1). WHO has recently launched the initiative Alliance for Global Elimination of Trachoma by the year 2020 (2). This programme is dependent on identification of communities where blinding trachoma is present and individuals within these communities in need of treatment. Although novel DNA amplification techniques such as the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and the ligase chain reaction (LCR) are the most sensitive tests for diagnosing infection (3), they are relatively expensive to perform, do not give immediate results, and are not readily available in areas of the world where trachoma is prevalent (4). Thus, the need to accurately identify ocular chlamydial infection by clinical examination is very important.

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