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This study analyzes whether the World Health Organization recommendation for surveillance surveys to be done 2 years after cessation of mass drug administration in districts formerly endemic for trachoma is sufficient to detect reemergence of disease
This study reports the sensitivity of MBA and ELISA using a set of specimens from individuals with ocular swab specimens positive by nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) and specificity of the MBA, ELISA, and LFA against a panel of pediatric specimens from nonendemic countries and evaluate the characteristics of the ELISA assay using different cutoffs and plate preparation approaches.
The WHO recommends 3–5 years of annual mass azithromycin distribution with at least 80% treatment coverage to districts with active trachoma prevalence over 10% among children. This article assesses the efficacy of expanding the coverage target to at least 90% for trachoma control in a mesoendemic region of Niger.
This study investigates how infection of epithelial cells compromises barrier integrity and antimicrobial response.
This study was conducted to determine if trichiasis surgery improves participation in productive and leisure activities, and ability to perform activities without difficulty or assistance.
The study was conducted in three adjacent trachoma endemic villages in Kilimanjaro and Arusha regions, Northern Tanzania.
This article seeks to estimate prevalences of TF, TT, ocular Ct infection, and anti-Ct antibodies on Kiritimati Island, Kiribati, to assess local relationships between these parameters, and to help determine the need for interventions against trachoma on Kiribati islands other than Tarawa.
Trachoma was suspected to be endemic in parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This study aimed to estimate prevalences of trachomatous inflammation-follicular (TF), trichiasis, and water and sanitation (WASH) indicators in suspected-endemic Health Zones.
Using qualitative research, this paper explores whether Ethiopia is on track to achieve the trachoma elimination by 2020.
This is the first population-based trachoma prevalence survey in the Casamance region of Senegal to enable the Senegalese National Eye Care Programme (NECP) to plan its trachoma control activities.