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Description:This 1978 photograph depicts a riverine breeding place for blackflies, the vector of onchocerciasis or "river blindness".
Onchocerciasis, or “river blindness”, is an infection caused by the parasite Onchocerca volvulus, spread by the bite of an infected blackfly. Transmission is most intense in remote African rural villages, located near rapidly flowing streams.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Jesse Hobbs
Creation Date:1978
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Links:CDC – Div. of Parasitic Diseases: Onchocerciasis (River Blindness)
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