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river blindness

Translation of river blindness in Spanish:

noun

  • uncountable
    ceguera (feminine) de los ríos
    oncocerosis (feminine) [technical]
    Example sentences
    • 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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