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Tuesday, May 29

Nepal eliminated Trachoma.

TNPSC Current Affairs - May 2018 by TNPSC Guru 

Nepal becomes the first country in South-East Asia to eliminate the disease Trachoma according to World Health Organisation.

About Trachoma :
  • Trachoma is a chronic infectious disease caused by bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis in eye which leads to blindness.
  • It affects the conjunctiva which is inside the eyelids
  • It is a 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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