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Cambodia, Laos Eliminate Trachoma, Leading Cause Of Blindness, As Public Health Threat, WHO Says

Devex: Cambodia, Laos eliminate leading cause of blindness
“Trachoma, an eye infection that has been the leading cause of blindness worldwide, is no longer a public health threat in Cambodia and Laos, the World Health Organization announced Tuesday. The two countries are the first in Western Pacific’s history to have achieved elimination of trachoma as a public health problem, with validation by WHO…” (Ravelo, 9/20).

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