Trachoma is the leading infectious disease that causes blindness in the world. It is caused by a bacteria that is often carried by flies and is prevalent in poverty stricken communities where access to clean water and sanitation is prohibitive. In 1998, the World Health Assembly set out to eliminate trachoma as a public health problem. Learn how one country worked hard to bring this disease under submission.
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"Cambodia and the Lao People's Democratic Republic wipe out trachoma—leading infectious cause of blindness"