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This image was taken during a practical training exercise for the trachoma graders (diagnostic technicians) in a community just outside of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Here, the technician was in the process of performing an outdoor examination of a woman’s right eye, looking for symptoms of trachoma, while the patient held her observant child in her lap.

Photographed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ORISE Fellow, Alaine Kathryn Knipes, this image was one of three First Place winners in the 2014 CDC Connects’ Annual Public Health in Action Photo Contest, all submitted by Ms. Kathryn Knipes in the “International People Category”. CDC Connects is the organization’s internally-published public health news site.

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Trachoma, an eye disease caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis, affects approximately 84 million people worldwide. If left untreated it can lead to blindness. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mass drug administration (MDA) with azithromycin is required to control trachoma. A study protocol was developed by the CDC, the Burkina Faso Ministry of Health, and the International trachoma initiative (ITI), aimed to concurrently monitor the impact of MDAs on schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthes (STH), lymphatic filariasis (LF), and trachoma, over a three-year period. The study aimed to provide an easier, more cost-effective means of impact assessment. Burkina Faso was one of two countries to participate in the field-testing of this protocol.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Theresa Roebuck, Health Communication Specialist, OD
Creation Date:2014
Photo Credit:Alaine Kathryn Knipes; Parasitic Disease Branch (DPDx); Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria
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  • CDC - Global Health; Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria
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    MeSH
    tree picture Diseases
    tree picture tree picture Bacterial Infections and Mycoses
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Bacterial Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Eye Infections, Bacterial
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Trachoma
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Chlamydiaceae Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Chlamydia Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Trachoma
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Infection
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Eye Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Eye Infections, Bacterial
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Trachoma
    tree picture tree picture Eye Diseases
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Conjunctival Diseases
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Conjunctivitis
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Trachoma
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Corneal Diseases
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Trachoma
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Eye Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Eye Infections, Bacterial
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Trachoma
    tree picture Geographic Locations
    tree picture tree picture Geographic Locations
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Africa
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Africa South of the Sahara
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Africa, Western
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Burkina Faso
    tree picture Organisms
    tree picture tree picture Bacteria
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Negative Bacteria
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Chlamydiales
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Chlamydiaceae
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Chlamydia
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Chlamydia trachomatis
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