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WHO celebrates triumph over river blindness

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7217.1090a (Published 23 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1090
  1. James Ciment
  1. New York

    The World Health Organisation this month celebrated a public health triumph—the virtual elimination of onchocerciasis, river blindness, in much of its west African home.

    According to the WHO, the onchocerciasis control programme of west Africa has saved 100000 people at immediate risk of contracting the disease and prevented the potential infection of nearly 12 million …

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