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
Volume25
Issue1
Pagination182-183
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAmerindian communities, Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), Trachoma, Venezuela, Venezuelan Amazon
Abstract

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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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30561321?dopt=Abstract

DOI10.3201/eid2501.181362
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