Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. This bacterial neglected tropical disease is targeted to be eliminated as a public health problem in 2020.
My guest today says in a post in the blog BugBitten that the future looks bright for trachoma elimination.
Joining me to discuss trachoma , the elimination strategy and the successes we’ve already seen is Cara MacFarlane, PhD, Dr MacFarlane is with the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group and the COUNTDOWN consortium at LSTM.
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