Elimination of onchocerciasis from Africa: possible?

@article{Mackenzie2012EliminationOO,
  title={Elimination of onchocerciasis from Africa: possible?},
  author={Charles D Mackenzie and Mamoun Mohammed Ali Homeida and Adrian Dennis Hopkins and Joni C Lawrence},
  journal={Trends in parasitology},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={
          16-22
        }
}
Human onchocerciasis, a parasitic disease found in 28 African countries, six Latin American countries and Yemen, causes blindness and severe dermatological problems. In 1987, efforts to control this infection shifted from vector approaches to include the mass distribution of ivermectin - a drug donated by Merck & Co. for disease control in Africa and for disease elimination in the Americas. Currently, almost 25 years later, with the Americas being highly successful and now approaching… CONTINUE READING
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