[USA] Aug 28( ANI ): Scientists have developed a new urine diagnostic to detect the parasitic worms that cause river blindness, also called onchocerciasis
, a tropical disease that afflicts 18 to 120 million people worldwide.
The overall socioeconomic development with improved living conditions in many countries have led to a significant control of communicable causes of blindness, such as trachoma and onchocerciasis
- Melbourne, Australia-based independent biopharmaceutical company Medicines Development for Global Health (MDGH) and Geneva, Switzerland-based scientific collaborative Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) have been notified that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved moxidectin 8 mg oral for the treatment of river blindness (onchocerciasis
) in patients aged 12 years and older, the agencies said.
(Nehir Korlugu): Kenya, Tanzanya, Uganda ve Mozambik'te endemik olarak gorulur (26).
For example, early on, the authors discuss the failings of straightforward cost-benefit analysis in evaluating a program for the treatment of onchocerciasis
, or river blindness, in West Africa.
* The World Health Organization announced substantial progress towards elimination of onchocerciasis
, which causes blindness, impaired vision and skin infections.
A third key health trend in 2017 wasfurther progresstoward the elimination ofhuman onchocerciasis
, which causes blindness, impaired vision, and skin infections.
(river blindness) is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) caused by the parasite Onchocerca volvulus and transmitted by riverine vectors of Simulium sp.
Are you looking at the page for onchocerciasis
or the one for rosacea?"
The CCP for 8 958 Cameroon articles was 11 with a high CPP of 27 observed in 1974, and attributable to the article entitled "Studies on onchocerciasis
in United Cameroon Republic.
It focuses on malaria, lymphatic filariasis, dengue, leishmaniasis, onchocerciasis
, human African trypanosomiasis, and schistosomiasis, along with other viral diseases (Rift Valley fever, West Nile fever, Chikungunya, and yellow fever) and trachoma.
Filariasis: new drugs and new opportunities for lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis
The aim of this 10-year Fund is to support the elimination of two debilitating and preventable neglected diseases: river blindness (onchocerciasis
) and lymphatic filariasis (which can lead to elephantiasis).
The following 18 NTDs have been designated by WHO for control or elimination: dengue and chikungunya, rabies, trachoma, buruli ulcer, yaws [endemic treponematoses], leprosy [Hansen's disease], Chagas disease, human African trypanosomiasis [sleeping sickness], leishmaniasis, taeniasis / cysticercosis, dracunculiasis [guinea-worm disease], echinococcosis, food-borne trematodiases, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis
[river blindness], schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiases, and mycetoma.
(river blindness), and sleeping sickness are among those carried by mosquitoes or flies that are spreading from rural areas to urban slums, the WHO warned.