Onchocerciasis (River Blindness)
 
     
 
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Onchocerciasis has been one of the most important diseases for science and public health over the last century. It has been extensively studied by research scientists, epidemiologists, and public health professionals. The knowledge and experience gained through study and control of onchocerciasis have made invaluable contributions to many aspects of infectious disease.

 
     
The following video from the World Health Organization offers a visual tour of the different faces of onchocerciases: WHO Tropical Disease Research video on onchocerciasis
 
 
   
 
Dana Goverman , Class of 2007, dana.goverman@stanford.edu
Jennifer Bass, Class of 2007, jbass@stanford.edu

Stanford University
Parasites & Pestilence: Infectious Public Health Challenges
Prof. D. Scott Smith, ssmith@stanford.edu