Trachoma in 3 Amerindian communities, Venezuelan Amazon, 2018.

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TitleTrachoma in 3 Amerindian communities, Venezuelan Amazon, 2018.
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsNoya-Alarcón O, Bevilacqua M, Rodriguez-Morales AJ
Abbrev. JournalEmerging Infect. Dis.
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Year of Publication2019
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAmerindian communities, Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), Trachoma, Venezuela, Venezuelan Amazon

Trachoma is among the most common infectious causes of blindness. During January-May 2018, a total of 4 trachoma cases were diagnosed among Amerindians of the Yanomami ethnic group in 3 communities of southern Venezuela. This country has social and environmental conditions conducive to the endemicity of this neglected tropical disease.

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