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dc.contributor.authorAmer, K
dc.contributor.authorMueller, A
dc.contributor.authorAbdelhafiz, HM
dc.contributor.authorAl-Khatib, T
dc.contributor.authorBakhtiari, A
dc.contributor.authorBoisson, S
dc.contributor.authorEl Arab, GE
dc.contributor.authorGad, H
dc.contributor.authorGordon, BA
dc.contributor.authorMadian, A
dc.contributor.authorMahanna, AT
dc.contributor.authorMokhtar, S
dc.contributor.authorSafa, OH
dc.contributor.authorSamy, M
dc.contributor.authorShalaby, M
dc.contributor.authorTaha, ZA
dc.contributor.authorWillis, R
dc.contributor.authorYacoub, A
dc.contributor.authorMamdouh, AR
dc.contributor.authorYounis, AK
dc.contributor.authorZoheir, MBE
dc.contributor.authorCourtright, P
dc.contributor.authorSolomon, AW
dc.contributor.authorAboe, A
dc.contributor.authorAdamu, L
dc.contributor.authorAlemayehu, W
dc.contributor.authorAlemu, M
dc.contributor.authorAlexander, NDE
dc.contributor.authorBakhtiari, A
dc.contributor.authorBero, B
dc.contributor.authorBovill, S
dc.contributor.authorBrooker, SJ
dc.contributor.authorBush, S
dc.contributor.authorChu, BK
dc.contributor.authorCourtright, P
dc.contributor.authorDejene, M
dc.contributor.authorEmerson, PM
dc.contributor.authorFlueckiger, RM
dc.contributor.authorFoster, A
dc.contributor.authorGadisa, S
dc.contributor.authorGass, K
dc.contributor.authorGebre, T
dc.contributor.authorHabtamu, Z
dc.contributor.authorHaddad, D
dc.contributor.authorHarvey, E
dc.contributor.authorHaslam, D
dc.contributor.authorKalua, K
dc.contributor.authorKello, AB
dc.contributor.authorKing, JD
dc.contributor.authorLe Mesurier, R
dc.contributor.authorLewallen, S
dc.contributor.authorLietman, TM
dc.contributor.authorMacArthur, C
dc.contributor.authorMacleod, C
dc.contributor.authorMariotti, SP
dc.contributor.authorMassey, A
dc.contributor.authorMathieu, E
dc.contributor.authorMcCullagh, S
dc.contributor.authorMekasha, A
dc.contributor.authorMillar, T
dc.contributor.authorMpyet, C
dc.contributor.authorMunoz, B
dc.contributor.authorNgondi, J
dc.contributor.authorOgden, S
dc.contributor.authorPavluck, A
dc.contributor.authorPearce, J
dc.contributor.authorResnikoff, S
dc.contributor.authorSarah, V
dc.contributor.authorSarr, B
dc.contributor.authorSisay, A
dc.contributor.authorSmith, JL
dc.contributor.authorSolomon, AW
dc.contributor.authorThomson, J
dc.contributor.authorWest, SK
dc.contributor.authorWillis, R
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-10T01:09:24Z
dc.date.available2020-12-10T01:09:24Z
dc.date.issued2018-12-28
dc.identifier.citationAmer, K., Mueller, A., Abdelhafiz, H. M., Al-Khatib, T., Bakhtiari, A., Boisson, S., El Arab, G. E., Gad, H., Gordon, B. A., Madian, A., Mahanna, A. T., Mokhtar, S., Safa, O. H., Samy, M., Shalaby, M., Taha, Z. A., Willis, R., Yacoub, A., Mamdouh, A. R. ,... Willis, R. (2018). Prevalence of trachoma in four marakez of Elmenia and Bani Suef Governorates, Egypt. OPHTHALMIC EPIDEMIOLOGY, 25 (sup1), pp.70-78. https://doi.org/10.1080/09286586.2018.1446536.
dc.identifier.issn0928-6586
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/253671
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: In 2015, to determine where interventions are needed to eliminate trachoma as a public health problem from Egypt, we initiated population-based prevalence surveys using the Global Trachoma Mapping Project platform in four suspected-endemic marakez (districts; singular: markaz) of the governorates of Elmenia and Bani Suef. METHODS: In each markaz, 30 households were selected in each of 25 villages. Certified graders examined a total of 3682 children aged 1-9 years in 2993 households, noting the presence or absence of trachomatous inflammation-follicular (TF) and trachomatous inflammation-intense (TI) in each eye. A total of 5582 adults aged ≥15 years living in the same households were examined for trachomatous trichiasis (TT). Household-level access to water and sanitation was recorded. RESULTS: Three of four marakez had age-adjusted TF prevalence estimates in 1-9-year olds of >10%; the other markaz had a TF prevalence estimate of 5-9.9%. Estimates of the age- and gender-adjusted prevalence of unmanaged TT in adults ranged from 0.7% to 2.3%. Household-level access to water and sanitation was high. (We did not, however, measure use of water or sanitation facilities.) Conclusions: Each of the four marakez surveyed has trachoma as a public health problem, with a need for implementation of the SAFE (surgery, antibiotics, facial cleanliness, environmental improvement) strategy. Further mapping is also required to determine the need for interventions in other areas of Egypt.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherTAYLOR & FRANCIS INC
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
dc.titlePrevalence of trachoma in four marakez of Elmenia and Bani Suef Governorates, Egypt
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09286586.2018.1446536
melbourne.affiliation.departmentOphthalmology (Eye & Ear Hospital)
melbourne.source.titleOphthalmic Epidemiology
melbourne.source.volume25
melbourne.source.issuesup1
melbourne.source.pages70-78
dc.rights.licenseCC BY-NC-ND
melbourne.elementsid1365518
dc.identifier.eissn1744-5086
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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