NTD Enlightenment: Onchocerciasis

Question 1: What is the lay-term for Onchocerciasis?

Diarrhea

Leprosy

River Blindness

Question 2: Onchocerciasis is transmitted by?

Unicorns

Simulium black flies

black tsetse flies

Question 3: Where is Onchocerciasis most prevalent?

Central America

Sub-Saharan Africa

Pacific Islands

Answers and Information: Onchocerciasis

Answer 1: River blindness

Pronounced [ong-koh-ser-kahy-uh-sis], the vectors carrying the infection are almost exclusively found near the rivers and fast-moving streams of Africa and visually impair or permanently blind its victims.

Answer 2: Simulium Black Fly

A vector that carries the infection.

Answer 3: Sub-Saharan Africa

This disease is most commonly found near fast-moving rivers and streams in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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