Africa: One step nearer to cure for river blindness

IRIN, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

This United Nations news article reports that it is actually the bacteria inside parasitic worms, and not the worms themselves, that cause river blindness. The article discusses the symptoms of onchocerciasis and introduces a potential cure for the disease, antibiotics targeting Wolbachia.

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Subject: Biology:Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)