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Prevalence of Trachoma in Adamawa state, North East Nigeria: Results of 21 Local Government Area-Level Surveys

Researchers conducted a population-based cross-sectional survey in each of the 21 local government areas (LGAs) of Adamawa State in Nigeria between 2017 and 2019.

Surveys concluded there is no need for mass treatment with antibiotics for trachoma elimination purposes in any of these LGAs. There is a need for active trachomatous trichiasis (TT) case finding and provision of community-based TT surgical services in three LGAs.

Furthermore, engagement with water and sanitation agencies is needed to augment access to improved water and sanitation facilities across the State; this will help to avoid the recrudescence of active trachoma in the State.

A health worker, wearing a colourful shirt with a blue and orange repeating pattern, examines the eyes of a woman who is wearing a white dress. Both people are seated.
Type
Original research
Theme
NTD
Date published
01/12/2021
Journal
Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Language
English
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