This study demonstrates the extent of genomic diversity within a naturally circulating population of ocular Ct and is the first to describe novel genomic associations with disease severity. These findings direct investigation of host-pathogen interactions that may be important in ocular Ct pathogenesis and disease transmission.
31 August–1 September 2016, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
The study was conducted in three adjacent trachoma endemic villages in Kilimanjaro and Arusha regions, Northern Tanzania.
WHO Trachoma grading card based on the recognition of five signs. Control programmes can use the grading system to diagnose trachoma, assess the magnitude and severity of the problem in a community and monitor the results of medical treatment and control strategies
Originally posted in Community Eye Health Journal Vol.17 No.52