onchocerciasis

NOUN
  1. infestation with slender threadlike roundworms (filaria) deposited under the skin by the bite of black fleas; when the eyes are involved it can result in blindness; common in Africa and tropical America
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How To Use onchocerciasis In A Sentence

  • Ivermectin has been used in humans to treat millions of cases of onchocerciasis, other filariases, and intestinal nematodal infections such as strongyloidiasis.
  • Any of a genus (Simulium) of black flies, several species of which transmit the parasitic filarial worms that cause onchocerciasis.
  • The Director of Eye Health at South Sudan's health ministry, Ali Yousif Ngor, oversees the South Sudan part of an Africa-wide attempt to combat river blindness, also known as onchocerciasis (O. V). Global Issues News Headlines
  • The onchocerciasis situation is more and more worrying in the zones extending south of the forest where 15 percent (of the population) has been affected," said Souleymane Yeo, who heads up the PLNCE programme. ANC Daily News Briefing
  • Ivermectin is an antihelmintic agent used to control onchocerciasis and other parasitoses in humans and has been used for treatment of scabies in animals.
  • Also known as onchocerciasis, river blindness affects more than 17 million people worldwide, particularly in rural Africa. PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories
  • Pharmaceutical companies could send interesting compounds to be tested to see if their new drug had an effect against some of the important tropical diseases, including onchocerciasis.
  • These include lymphatic filariasis, the soil-transmitted helminthiases, schistosomiasis, dracunculiasis and onchocerciasis.
  • The companies that manufacture drugs for elimination of onchocerciasis, filariasis, and trachoma have agreed to donate them for as long as required.
  • These efforts will be similar to the integrated control programmes for onchocerciasis in Africa and the Americas, which are based on interrupting transmission.
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