Studies on the role of the famiy unit in the transmission of trachoma.

@article{Barenfanger1975StudiesOT,
  title={Studies on the role of the famiy unit in the transmission of trachoma.},
  author={Joan Barenfanger},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1975},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={509-15}
}
  • Joan Barenfanger
  • Published 1975 in
    The American journal of tropical medicine and…
Rates of trachoma infection of family members were compared for two groups of index cases; all were infants about 1 year old observed over a period of several months in a previous study. Group A infants were consistently infected with trachoma, and Group B infants were not infected with trachoma. On the average, 50% of Group A family members had active infection (as determined by trachoma inclusions in their conjunctival cells) and 80% of the siblings within 6 years of age to the index cases… CONTINUE READING

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