The Onchocerciasis Elimination Program for the Americas (OEPA)

@article{Sauerbrey2008TheOE,
  title={The Onchocerciasis Elimination Program for the Americas (OEPA)},
  author={M. Sauerbrey},
  journal={Annals of Tropical Medicine \& Parasitology},
  year={2008},
  volume={102},
  pages={25 - 29}
}
  • M. Sauerbrey
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology
Abstract Human onchocerciasis (river blindness) occurs in 13 foci distributed among six countries in Latin America (Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico and Venezuela), where about 500,000 people are considered at risk. An effort to eliminate the disease from the region was launched in response to a specific resolution adopted by the PanAmerican Health Organization (PAHO) in 1991: to eliminate onchocerciasis from the region, as a public-health problem, by 2007. The effort took advantage… Expand
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