Onchocerciasis

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Onchocerciasis, an aw kent as river blindness, is a disease caused bi infection wi the parasitic wirm Onchocerca volvulus.[1] Symptoms include severe itchin, bumps unner the skin, an blindness.[1] It is the seicont-maist common cause o blindness due tae infection, efter trachoma.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Onchocerciasis Fact sheet N°374". World Health Organization. March 2014. Archived frae the oreeginal on 16 March 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  2. "Onchocerciasis (also known as River Blindness)". Parasites. CDC. 21 May 2013. Archived frae the oreeginal on 26 February 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2014.