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Saturday, December 9

India now free of ‘infective trachoma’.

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda declared that India is now free of Infective Trachoma . As per the latest survery report indicate that trachoma has been eliminated among the children less than 10 years old in all the surveyed districts with overall prevalence of 0.7% , which is lower than the WHO’s criteria of prevalence less than 5%.

About Trachoma :
  • Trachoma is a chronic infectious disease caused by bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis in eye which leads to blindness. It affects the conjunctiva inside the eylids
  • It is leading infectious cause of blindness across the world. The blindness caused by Trachoma is irreversible .
  • It is transmitted through contact of eyes or nose discharge of affected person and also by flies which contacted with the eyes or nose of affected person.
  • It is caused due to poor environmental and personal hygiene, not enough clear water and sanitation.

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