Prevalence of trachoma in the Kayes region of Mali eight years after stopping mass drug…

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by Lamine Traoré, Benoit Dembele, Modibo Keita, Steven Reid, Mahamadou Dembéle, Bréhima Mariko, Famolo Coulibaly, Whitney Goldman, Dramane Traoré, Daouda Coulibaly, Boubacar Guindo, Joe Amon, Marily Knieriemen, Yaobi Zhang Background In 2009, three years after stopping mass treatment with azithromycin, a trachoma impact survey in four health districts in the Kayes region of Mali found a prevalence of trachomatous inflammation—follicular (TF) among children aged 1 to 9 years of >5% and a trachomatous trichiasis (TT) prevalence within the general population (≥1-year-old) of <1%. As a result, the government’s national trachoma program expanded trichiasis surgery and related activities required to achieve trachoma elimination.</p> Methodology/Principal findings In 2015, to assess progress towards elimination, a follow-up impact survey was conducted in the Kayes, Kéniéba, Nioro and Yélimané health districts.

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Prevalence of trachoma in the Kayes region of Mali eight years after stopping mass drug…