onchocerciasis

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Synonyms for onchocerciasis

infestation with slender threadlike roundworms (filaria) deposited under the skin by the bite of black fleas

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As an illustration Burkina Faso can be mentioned where the Volta valleys, despite their high potentials, are thinly populated because of the threat of riverblindness prevailing there until recently, whereas a high population density in the Mossi-Plateau has already led to severe ecological damages.