|Title||Trachoma in 3 Amerindian communities, Venezuelan Amazon, 2018.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Authors||Noya-Alarcón O, Bevilacqua M, Rodriguez-Morales AJ|
|Abbrev. Journal||Emerging Infect. Dis.|
|Journal||Emerging infectious diseases|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Keywords||Amerindian 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.