What is Onchocerciasis?
What causes onchocerciasis?
Can onchocerciasis be cured?
What is human onchocerciasis?
What is another name for onchocerciasis?
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, mostly near remote rural villages.
Is onchocerciasis in the United States?
How do I know I have parasites in my body?
- Abdominal pain.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Gas or bloating.
- Dysentery (loose stools containing blood and mucus)
- Rash or itching around the rectum or vulva.
- Stomach pain or tenderness.
- Feeling tired.