Worrisome outbreak of river blindness in northern Uganda

Wakabi, Wairagala
July 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/7/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 1/2, pE4
Academic Journal
The article reports on the outbreak of river blindness in northern Uganda in 2009. It reveals that the country has presented higher infection rates in the second half of the year. The areas which have been affected by the disease caused by Onchocerca volvulus include the Kitgum and Pader districts. Information on the treatment of the disease is also discussed.


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