alexa Reducing the Population of Black Flies

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Reducing the Population of Black Flies

Onchocerciasis is a disease of public health importance. It is estimated that about 18 million people world-wide are infected with the disease whereas 270,000 people have become blind as a result of the disease (WHO, 2003; Okulicz, 2005).The disease is caused by a parasitic nematode spread to man by the bites of several species of black flies of the genus Simulium. Black flies breed in fast flowing rivers and streams.

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