Definición de river blindness en inglés:

river blindness

Silabificación: riv·er blind·ness


  • A tropical skin disease caused by a parasitic filarial worm, transmitted by the bite of blackflies (Simulium damnosum) that breed in fast-flowing rivers. The larvae of the parasite can migrate into the eye and cause blindness. Also called onchocerciasis.
    • The worm is Onchocerca volvulus, class Phasmida
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • Onchocerciasis, or river blindness affects more than 17 million people in Africa, Latin America, and Yemen.
    • Officials from the World Health Organization last week celebrated the elimination of onchocerciasis, or river blindness, as a public health threat in west Africa.
    • We are planting corn, rice or wheat, and we're also dealing with Guinea worm, and river blindness, and chistocymsis and tropical diseases.

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