Complete elimination is a difficult goal for trachoma programs in severely affected communities.

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The World Health Organization has distributed millions of doses of azithromycin to control the ocular chlamydial infection that causes trachoma. Theoretically, a loftier goal of elimination is feasible. Here, we demonstrate that, although local elimination of infection in the most severely affected communities is difficult, it is possible with biannual… (More)
DOI: 10.1086/526777

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@article{Gill2008CompleteEI, title={Complete elimination is a difficult goal for trachoma programs in severely affected communities.}, author={Deborah A Gill and Takele Lakew and Wondu Alemayehu and Muluken Melese and Zhaoxia Zhou and Jenafir I. House and Kevin C. Hong and Kathryn J. Ray and Nandini G Gandhi and John P. Whitcher and Bruce D. Gaynor and Thomas M. Lietman}, journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America}, year={2008}, volume={46 4}, pages={564-6} }