Prevalence of Trachoma in the Far North Region of Cameroon: Results of a…

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by Blaise Noa Noatina, Giles Kagmeni, Marcellin Nimpa Mengouo, Henri Claude Moungui, Ann Tarini, Yaobi Zhang, Assumpta Lucienne Françoise Bella Background Cameroon is known to be endemic with trachoma. To appreciate the burden of the disease and facilitate the national planning of trachoma control in the integrated control program for the neglected tropical diseases, an epidemiological mapping of trachoma was conducted in the Far North region in 2010–11. Methodology A cross-sectional, cluster random sampling survey was carried out. The survey focused on two target populations: children aged 1 to 9 years for the prevalence of active trachoma and those aged 15 and over for the prevalence of trichiasis (TT).

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Prevalence of Trachoma in the Far North Region of Cameroon: Results of a…