Feasibility of eliminating ocular Chlamydia trachomatis with repeat mass antibiotic treatments.

  title={Feasibility of eliminating ocular Chlamydia trachomatis with repeat mass antibiotic treatments.},
  author={Muluken Melese and Jaya Devi Chidambaram and Wondu Alemayehu and David C Lee and Elizabeth H Yi and Vicky Cevallos and Zhaoxia Zhou and Cathy Donnellan and Michael Saidel and John P. Whitcher and Bruce D. Gaynor and Thomas M. Lietman},
  volume={292 6},
CONTEXT Mass antibiotic administrations for ocular chlamydial infection play a key role in the World Health Organization's trachoma control program. Mathematical models suggest that it is possible to eliminate trachoma locally with repeat mass treatment, depending on the coverage level of the population, frequency of mass treatments, and rate that infection returns into a community after each mass treatment. Precise estimates of this latter parameter have never been reported. OBJECTIVE To… CONTINUE READING


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