Onchocerca volvulus

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  • Is The Moral Quandary In Merck And The Waterway Visual Deficiency?

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    esteem, it should go for the production of the medication in spite of the absence of benefit. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “Onchocerciasis is a Neglected tropical disease caused by the parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus. It is transmitted through repeated bites by blackflies of the genus Simulium. The disease is called River Blindness because the blackfly that transmits the infection lives and breeds near fast-flowing streams and rivers and the infection can

  • Onchocerciasis in Latin America

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    Eliminating River Blindness in Ecuador You notice a figure sitting on a porch in the North-Western region of Ecuador. As you approach it appears to be an elderly man but as you approach him you notice that he has features that you have never seen before. His skin looks as if it has been draped onto his skeletal frame causing him to lose all age indicators. Your eyes reach his and he does not make eye contact, a clear indication that he is blind. You approach the lizard man and ask his age, he

  • Simulium Meridionale: Black Fly Or Turkey Gnat

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    Ethan Meyer Simulium Meridionale Species Report Biology Lab 104 September 19th, 2017 The Simulium Meridionale, more commonly known as the black fly or the turkey gnat, gets its energy by feeding on the blood of mammals. Their predators are slightly larger organisms like spiders, frogs, and trout (Defoliart 2004). They can be found wherever there is something they can feast on. Turkey gnats are notorious for being a nuisance from April to August due to their need to feed on blood. This is due