Worms' bacteria main cause of river blindness - Parasites - medical research

USA Today (Society for the Advancement of Education), BNET Business Network

This news article reports that Wolbachia may play a role in river blindness, the second-leading infectious cause of blindness in the world. While the disease is caused by parasitic worms that burrow into the skin, researchers discovered that treating the worms of their Wolbachia infections with doxycycline led to significantly less thickening and haze of the eye's cornea.

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Subject: Biology:Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)