Onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness, is a disease caused by infection with the parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus. Symptoms include severe itching, bumps under the skin, and blindness. It is the second-most common cause of blindness due to infection, after trachoma. Discover the latest research on onchocerciasis here.

July 8, 2020
Open Access

Seasonal Filarial Infections and Their Black Fly Vectors in Chiang Mai Province, Northern Thailand

Kittipat AupaleeHiroyuki Takaoka
May 29, 2020

Overview on Dirofilaria immitis in the Americas, with notes on other filarial worms infecting dogs

Veterinary Parasitology
Filipe Dantas-Torres, Domenico Otranto
June 3, 2020
Open Access

Designing antifilarial drug trials using clinical trial simulators

Nature Communications
Martin WalkerMaría-Gloria Basáñez
August 5, 2020

Identification of Human-Derived Attractants to Simulium damnosum Sensu Stricto in the Madi-Mid North Onchocerciasis Focus of Uganda

The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Devon CozartThomas R Unnasch
July 10, 2020

Delayed Diagnosis of Non-Endemic Dermatologic Diseases: A Retrospective Review

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Cristina Thomas, Vinod E Nambudiri
August 11, 2020
Open Access

Structural Basis for Designing Multiepitope Vaccines Against COVID-19 Infection: In Silico Vaccine Design and Validation

JMIR Bioinformatics and Biotechnology
Sukrit SrivastavaKailash C Pandey
May 19, 2020
Open Access

Effects of an injectable long-acting formulation of ivermectin on Onchocerca ochengi in zebu cattle

Parasite : Journal De La Société Française De Parasitologie
Michel BoussinesqSamuel Wanji
June 11, 2020
Case Report
Open Access

Onchocerca volvulus Mimicking Metastatic Breast Carcinoma

The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Victor E Nava, Adetoun A Ejilemele
May 28, 2020
Open Access

Assessing Onchocerciasis Subcriticality from Pre-Intervention Cross-Sectional Surveys

The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
John Daniel KellyThomas M Lietman
July 10, 2020

First report of Spirocerca vulpis in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in Portugal

Parasitology Research
Adelina GamaGad Baneth

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