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Nodules or lumps in the skin produced by the parasitic worms are one of the early signs of onchocerciasis

Contributor(s):
Pittet, P. A., photographer
Language(s):
English
French
Format:
Still image
Subject(s):
Child
Physicians
World Health Organization
Abstract:
Exterior view, at the edge of a river: a physician is examining a lump on the chest of a young boy; two other boys are standing nearby. Verso: WHO/9946. AFRO. Onchocerciasis. Vhad. More than 20 million people are victims of onchocerciasis in various parts of the world. It is a realtively little known disease which frequently leads to blindness and can force people away from fertile agricultural valleys in an attempt to escape the disease as well as the flies that carry it. Because onchocerciasis occurs near running water, it is also known as "river blindness". Nodules or lumps in the skin produced by the parasitic worms are one of the early signs of onchocerciasis.
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WHO must be mentioned in accompanying text and/or given credit This item may be under copyright protection. Please ask copyright owner for permission before publishing.
Copyright Holder:
World Health Organization; Source: Record; Research date: 20151016
Extent:
1 photoprint.
NLM Unique ID:
101437138 (See catalog record)
NLM Image ID:
A013854
Contributor(s):
Pittet, P. A., photographer
Language(s):
English
French
Format:
Still image
Subject(s):
Child
Physicians
World Health Organization
Abstract:
Exterior view, at the edge of a river: a physician is examining a lump on the chest of a young boy; two other boys are standing nearby. Verso: WHO/9946. AFRO. Onchocerciasis. Vhad. More than 20 million people are victims of onchocerciasis in various parts of the world. It is a realtively little known disease which frequently leads to blindness and can force people away from fertile agricultural valleys in an attempt to escape the disease as well as the flies that carry it. Because onchocerciasis occurs near running water, it is also known as "river blindness". Nodules or lumps in the skin produced by the parasitic worms are one of the early signs of onchocerciasis.
Copyright:
WHO must be mentioned in accompanying text and/or given credit This item may be under copyright protection. Please ask copyright owner for permission before publishing.
Copyright Holder:
World Health Organization; Source: Record; Research date: 20151016
Extent:
1 photoprint.
NLM Unique ID:
101437138 (See catalog record)
NLM Image ID:
A013854