How to use Trachoma in a sentence
It now includes coverage of the SAFE strategy for the elimination of blinding trachoma.
In Ethiopia alone, more than 10 million people have active trachoma.
Face washing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the trachoma infection.
In most trachoma endemic areas there are not enough ophthalmologists to perform the required number of TT surgeries.
Keeping the face clean of all the children and the family prevents trachoma for the whole community at the end.Advertisement
Hence, measures to control trachoma should have two main goals.
Current evidence does not however support a beneficial effect of face washing alone or in combination with topical tetracycline in reducing active trachoma.
These include infections of the skin and eyes (e.g. trachoma) and infections carried by lice, e.g. louse-borne epidemic typhus.
Nearly six million people have lost their sight due to the terrible eye infection trachoma.
More important, however, is the rebirth of interest to assess and then take action to end trachoma as a cause of blindness.Advertisement
The reasons for the stubborn persistence of trachoma are clearly presented.
Water supplies which are good for health in general are also best for trachoma control.
In Niger the trachoma control program printed fabric that people made into clothes.
Carter Center The Carter Center has been involved in many innovative and exciting trachoma community prevention programs.
Trachoma, also called granular conjunctivitis or Egyptian ophthalmia, is a contagious, chronic inflammation of the mucous membranes of the eyes, caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis.Advertisement
Trachoma is a disease associated with poverty and unhygienic conditions.
Trachoma is the most common infectious cause of blindness in the world.
Acquiring trachoma does not provide immunity against re-infection, so repeat infections are the norm in many communities where the disease circulates continuously among family members.
The bazaar fly Musca sorbens lays its eggs in human feces that can be contaminated with trachoma bacteria.
Certain conditions promote the spread of trachoma bacteria.Advertisement
Trachoma is widespread and present in a high percentage of the population in many parts of Africa, Iraq, Afghanistan, Burma, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
Although trachoma is rare in developed countries, it is occasionally found in the United States in some Native American communities and in parts of Appalachia.
The greatest risk for contracting trachoma is having a family member with the disease.
U.S. parents should call the doctor if they notice any discomfort or discharge from their child's eye, especially if they have recently traveled in areas where trachoma is common.
Diagnosis is based on a combination of the patient's history (especially living or traveling in areas with high rates of trachoma) and examination of the eyes.Advertisement
The WHO has developed a program called SAFE, which aims to prevent blindness caused by trachoma.
Despite this prevention program, permanent gains in controlling trachoma have been elusive.
The middle level describes the presence and severity of ' active ' trachoma in the community.
Pockets of high trachoma infection also exist in southern Mexico, eastern Brazil, Ecuador, North Africa, India, China, Siberia, Indonesia, New Guinea, Borneo, and in Aboriginal communities in central Australia.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that as of the early 2000s, between 360 and 500 million people are affected by trachoma worldwide and that six million people are blind because of the disease.
The early symptoms of trachoma include the development of follicles (small sacs) on the conjunctivae of the upper eyelids; pain; swollen eyelids; discharge; tearing; and sensitivity to light.