Beido Nassirou

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AIMS To determine the association of personal and household risk factors for trachoma and ocular Chlamydia trachomatis infection in Niger. METHODS 12 villages were randomly selected. A census of all households was carried out, and 651 children aged 1-5 years were randomly selected and examined. Household and personal characteristics were determined,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS 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. Here, we assess the efficacy of expanding the coverage target to at least 90% for trachoma control in a mesoendemic region of Niger. METHODS Twenty-four communities(More)
INTRODUCTION Azithromycin has modest efficacy against malaria, and previous cluster randomized trials have suggested that mass azithromycin distribution for trachoma control may play a role in malaria control. We evaluated the effect of annual versus biannual mass azithromycin distribution over a three-year period on malaria prevalence during the peak(More)
Background The World Health Organization recommends annual treatment of entire trachoma-endemic communities, although children typically have a higher load, longer duration, and greater likelihood of infection. Methods Forty-eight communities in Matameye, Niger, were randomized to annual oral azithromycin treatment of the entire community or biannual(More)
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