Longitudinal evaluation of three azithromycin distribution strategies for treatment of trachoma in a sub-Saharan African country, Mali.

@article{Schmann2007LongitudinalEO,
  title={Longitudinal evaluation of three azithromycin distribution strategies for treatment of trachoma in a sub-Saharan African country, Mali.},
  author={Jean-François Sch{\'e}mann and Christiane Guinot and Lamine Traor{\'e} and Germain Zefack and Massitan Demb{\'e}l{\'e} and Ismael Diallo and Adama Traor{\'e} and P Vinard and D. J-M. Malvy},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  year={2007},
  volume={101 1},
  pages={40-53}
}
OBJECTIVES Trachoma, caused by repeated ocular infections with Chlamydia trachomatis is an important cause of blindness. Mass azithromycin distribution is part of current recommended strategies for controlling trachoma. In order to ascertain an efficient strategy model at an acceptable cost, an intervention study was conducted in Mali between May 2000 and February 2002. METHODS Three azithromycin administration strategies were evaluated: mass community-based treatment of all residents… CONTINUE READING
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