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Trachoma Prevalence in Four Localities of Darfur Region, Sudan, following One Round of Antibiotic Mass Drug Administration

Trachoma impact surveys were carried out in four endemic evaluation units (EUs) of Darfur region, Sudan. These surveys showed results below elimination thresholds.

The conclusions of the study were that no further MDA should be conducted in these four EUs for the next 2 years, at which point they should be re-surveyed to determine whether the prevalence of trachomatous inflammation – follicular (TF) in 1–9-year-olds has remained <5%. Active trachomatous trichiasis (TT) case-finding is also not indicated.

Environmental improvement and promotion of facial cleanliness measures should continue to be implemented to prevent disease recrudescence.

A man wearing a red t shirt and a face shield examines the eyes of a little girl wearing a blue vest.
Type
Original research
Theme
NTD
Date published
21/08/2021
Journal
Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Language
English
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